Whitney Brakken Nov. 5, 2013, 3:00pm

A Chicago nursing home is facing a lawsuit over claims it violated the state's Nursing Home Care Act.

Caldonia Simmons filed a lawsuit Oct. 29 in Cook County Circuit Court against The Renaissance at South Shore Inc., doing business as The Renaissance at South Shore.

According to the suit, Simmons was a resident at The Renaissance at South Shore, at 2425 E. 71st St. in Chicago on Nov. 1, 2011.

She claims the defendant failed to properly care for her, including failing to maintain good nutrition and prevent and care for pressure sores.

The plaintiff is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. She is represented in the case by Matthew K. Henry of the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman.

Cook County Circuit Court case No. 2013L011939.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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