Aide Pleads Guilty To Neglect In Nursing Home Death

Nursing home neglect and nursing home negligence leading to the wrongful death or serious injury of the elderly is a growing problem. With the number of aging baby boomers steadily increasing, it is likely to continue to be a problem. Neglect takes many forms. Recently, we read that an Illinois woman involved in a lawsuit over the alleged wrongful death of an 89-year old Alzheimer patient has pleaded guilty to criminal neglect, according to the Chicago Tribune. Sara Wentworth died of hypothermia earlier this year after wandering out of the Arbor Of Itasca Nursing Home in freezing temperatures. Heidi Leon, the nursing assistant on duty at the time, failed to respond when Wentworth triggered an alarm, prosecutors said. A wrongful death lawsuit is currently pending against the facility.
For 45 years, the Georgia injury lawyers at Finch McCranie, LLP have represented victims of nursing home negligence in personal injury cases and wrongful death actions. If your loved one has been injured as a result of the negligence of a nursing home, call us to discuss your rights at 800 228-9159.
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