Maggots found in woman’s ear and hair at a nursing home

The family of a 90-year-old woman have pressed charges against a nursing home after 57 maggots were found in the woman’s ear. According to the family, poor care by the suburban nursing home allowed the maggots to grow in the Alzheimer patient’s ear- The Chicago Tribune reported a story on this rather unpleasant-sounding case.

In addition to the lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court, the family previously filed a complaint with the state Department of Public Health.

The maggot incident happened on September 16 when a nurse spotted a maggot moving in the patient’s ear. The 90-year-old patient was rushed to a hospital with an ambulance, according to the nursing home’s administrator.

The lawsuit says Catherine McCann suffered severe injuries, because the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights failed to provide professional care. The Lutheran Home nurses 372 patients.

The daughter of the Alzheimer patient was present at the emergency room when the maggots were taken out of the elderly patient’s ear.

The lawyer who filed the lawsuit for the family said that lab results suggested the maggots were about 3 days old. The family is seeking at least $50,000 in damages.

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