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Paul Craft vs. Alden-Princeton Rehabilitation


This case was recently filed in Cook County, Illinois. It illustrates a deterioration of the plaintiff’s health due in part to bed sores, dehydration, and other complications.

Filed: August 2, 2016

Jurisdiction: Circuit Court of Illinois, Cook County

Category: Nursing Home; Bed Sores; Dehydration

Plaintiff: Paul Craft

Defendant(s): Alden - Princeton Rehabilitation And Health Care Center, Inc.


Paul Craft brought this action in August of 2016 after experiencing a number of problems while living at the Alden-Princeton facility between November 2014 and March 2015. In the middle of November 2014, staff at Alden discovered that Craft had bed sores with his gluteal fold. Over the course of the next few weeks, Craft developed other bed sores across his body and the ones that he already had started to deteriorate. Additionally, over the next few months, he began to suffer from dehydration and his overall health declined so much that he had to be taken to the University of Chicago Hospital. Craft sued Alden for these injuries and for the related expenses in civil court of Cook County.

Claims and Damages:

The initial focus of Craft’s suit is that Alden was or should have been aware of his predisposition to contracting bed sores. Generally, the suit for negligence centers on neglect and the development of bed sores but specifically it involves some individual claims, including the following: the defendant did not properly assess the plaintiff; the defendant did not properly plan for, prevent or reduce the spread of bed sores with proper treatment, staff, training, or resources; the defendant did not provide proper nutrients and fluids to avoid the plaintiff’s dehydration; the defendant neglected to monitor the plaintiff such that he developed dehydration; and the defendant did not contact appropriate medical personnel when the seriousness of his medical condition presented itself.

Due to all of these failures, the plaintiff claimed that he suffered the following damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Hospital bills and various medical expenses
  • Attorney’s fees, court costs, and other actual damages


  • Bed sore cases garner the highest recoveries when nursing home residents did not have them prior to entering the facility.
  • The development of new bed sores and deterioration of sores that the defendant knew about exhibits a lack of supervision and controls to prevent this. This is normally an egregious error.
  • The plaintiff’s additional health complications-dehydration for instance-should help bolster the original argument related to bed sores that there was a complete breakdown in care.

Related Laws/Cases:

  • 210 ILCS 45/
  • 210 ILCS 45/3-601
  • 210 ILCS 45/3-602
  • 755 ILCS 5/27-6
  • 740 ILCS 180/1
  • 42 USCA §1396r

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