Wrongful Death – Nursing Home Injuries – Police Investigates Death of Woman Apparently Assaulted In Nursing Home
July 18, 2011
Chicago and Evanston Nursing home injuries are far too common and range from falls that could have prevented, bed sores that could have been avoided, neglect of various kind and of course, assaults and battery causing various injuries and sometimes a wrongful death.
Often times, the elderly are too old, or too frail and sometimes too mentally tired to voice their dismay or tell their loved ones on visits about the mistreatment. Many times there may not even be a friend or family member who visits them on a regular basis and often enough to notice anything that may have gone wrong.
Glenview police are investigating the death of an 86-year-old woman who was apparently assaulted last week in a nursing home, officials said Saturday. Mercedes Iverson, who lived at the Maryhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Glenview was pronounced dead Thursday. On Friday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled the death a homicide, saying she suffered brain injuries related to an assault.
Preliminary reports said Iverson had fallen at the nursing home, 1700 E. Lake Ave., but an autopsy revealed the assault injuries, according to the medical examiner’s office. Iverson died at NorthShore University Health System’s Evanston Hospital. A spokesman for Resurrection Healthcare, which manages Maryhaven, could not be reached for comment Saturday.