Articles Posted in Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Genevieve-KlimczakRosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of Genevieve Klimczak, an elderly woman who died due to hypothermia after she eloped from a retirement center in Illinois.  On February 12, 2012 employees of McHenry Villa Retirement Center discovered Ms. Klimczak’s frozen body adjacent to a side door at the facility which locked behind Ms. Klimczak as she wandered from the facility the evening prior.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against the Retirement Facility and Care Agency

The wrongful death and survival lawsuit names Fox River Retirement Center, Inc., d/b/a McHenry Villa and Robert & Joyce Koch d/b/a Home Instead as defendants in the case and parties whom negligence resulted in Ms. Klimczak’s untimely death.

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Personal Injury Lawyer Making Home VisitsSeveral months ago, I was contacted by the eldest of six adult children who was concerned and angered about the circumstances involving his mother’s death following complications related to a fall that occurred at the facility.

Apparently his 88-year-old mother was admitted to the facility for rehabilitation following a stroke, which left one side of her body motionless.  According to the son, the staff at the facility inappropriately allowed the woman to sit unsupervised on the toilet as two staff members waited outside of the bathroom (for more information on nursing home falls look here).

Considering the woman’s physical condition, it wasn’t too surprising that within minutes, the elderly woman fell from the commode and struck her arm and head on a nearby sink.  The fall resulted in a badly fractured arm and fracture to her skull with a bleed on her brain. Within weeks of the incident, the woman succumbed to her injuries.