Fatal medical negligence is not limited to complicated procedures. Like a surgical error, a routine procedure can also have deadly consequences. In one medical malpractice case, the University of Chicago paid $2.6 million to the family of a 61-year-old woman who died when her artery was damaged in a medical test. Her daughter, who filed the lawsuit, claimed that she literally bled to death.
When your aging parent moved into an Illinois nursing home, it might have been a highly emotional experience for you. As an adult child, you want what's best for him or her, just as your parents have always had your best interests in mind when you were growing up. Once you researched and chose a particular nursing home that best fit your parent's financial, emotional and physical needs, you knew you'd have to trust care providers to keep him or her safe, especially in your absence.