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The settlement for $125,000 was reached for the estate of a nursing home resident who died after undergoing a surgery to remove several Stage IV pressure ulcers. Evidence from discovery showed the nursing home did not notify the physician to obtain orders for caring for the pressure ulcers or did not detect them. The low-quality facility had a large number of claims pending against it. The agreed settlement represented a large portion of the insurance coverage available. (Cook County)