$400,000 for Chicago area nursing home resident with amputation due to bedsore
An elderly resident of a nursing home in the Chicago area suffered from diabetes and was on hospice, but the diabetes was well-controlled while living at home. Within 4 weeks of entering the nursing home, the care was so inadequate that he had developed a massive pressure ulcer on his heel. Physicians at a local hospital determined it had to be amputated because it was too far along to treat. The nursing home settled just before mediation without admitting liability.