On November 25, 2013, a deceased retirement home patient’s family brought a wrongful death lawsuit in which they sued the facility, its employees and its owners for failing to keep the patient hydrated, thus allegedly causing her to die.
Apolonia Van Voorden recently died at the Eden Village Retirement Center in Madison County, Illinois. Her death was allegedly due to dehydration, and Barbara Van Voorden has now filed suit against the center, claiming that its negligence resulted in Apolonia’s death.
On November 11, 2012, Apolonia Van Voorden developed severe diarrhea, which led to sepsis and subsequently her wrongful death. Barbara asserts that Apolonia’s dehydration could have been avoided if the staff had paid attention to Apolonia’s physical needs.
Barbara has filed a complaint stating that the nursing home and its staff were negligent in a number of ways. In particular, Barbara maintains that the home should have treated Apolonia properly when she was in such a severe state of dehydration. She seeks more than $50,000 in wrongful death damages.
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