Daughter Sues Sunny Hill Nursing Home for Wrongful Death, Negligence

In recent news that our Baltimore nursing home lawyers have been following, a nursing home resident’s daughter in a Chicago-area home claims that the nursing home neglected to investigate symptoms of her mother’s illness—that allegedly lead to the resident’s wrongful death.

According to Jodine Murphy Sistek, who has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sunny Hill Nursing Home, her mother, Pauline Benedict lived as a resident at the home for over three years. In the days before her death, Benedict reportedly complained to the nursing home staff of stomach pains that according to the wrongful death lawsuit, were symptoms of a bowel distention.

Sunny Hill is being accused of ignoring Benedict’s stomach pain complaints, neglecting to tell her physician or family about her medical condition, and failing to immediately send the resident to the hospital. Benedict was reportedly taken to the hospital on July 8, 2009, and died the following day.

If a Baltimore, Maryland nursing home fails to protect residents from developing symptoms that can result in personal injury or wrongful death, the nursing home could be held liable for nursing home negligence or wrongful death. At Lebowitz and Mzhen, LLC, our attorneys represent victims and their families in the state of Maryland and the Washington D.C. area who have suffered from nursing home negligence and harm. Call our lawyers toll-free, at 1-800-654-1949, for a free consultation about your nursing home rights.


Woman sues Will County nursing home over mother’s death, The Herald-News, June 30, 2011

Related Web Resources:

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Maryland Department of Aging

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