Woman's estate sues over allegedly wrongful death

Dan Harkins Jun. 25, 2015, 12:19pm

A woman's estate is suing for a nursing home for potentially contributing to the woman's death.

Farron Booker, as administrator of the estate of Fannie Booker, filed a complaint June 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against The Villa at South Holland LLC and Villa Healthcare Management Inc.

According to the lawsuit, on June 11, 2013, Fannie Booker was admitted to The Villa after surgery to repair her neck. But at 12:05 a.m. June 20, 2013, she was found unresponsive in her bed and was later pronounced dead of an acute pulmonary thromboembolism.

The plaintiff alleges that the "alleged injury may have been wrongfully caused," the lawsuit states.

The defendants are cited with failing to timely and properly care for and treat Booker and administer care to prevent the occurrence of the embolism.

The plaintiff, citing wrongful death, seeks damages in excess of the court's jurisdictional limit, plus costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Craig M. Sandberg of Muslin and Sandberg in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L006339.

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