Presence Ballard Nursing Center named in negligence claim

Ben Hart Mar. 3, 2014, 6:02pm

A Cook County woman is suing over claims a nursing home's negligence caused serious injuries to family member.

Nancy Kaiser, as Attorney-In-Fact for James Kaiser, filed a lawsuit on Feb. 19 in the Cook County District Court against Presence RHC Senior Services Corporation, doing business as Presence Ballard Nursing Center, citing negligence.

Kaiser claims James Kaiser was a resident of the defendant from Nov. 29, 2012, until Dec. 29, 2012, requiring supervision and extensive assistance due to medical conditions. The suit states James Kaiser developed a pressure ulcer on his left heel as a result of the negligent care received from the defendant. According to the brief, the ulcer became infected with gangrene, resulting in amputation of his left leg on April 10, 2013.

Kaiser is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, attorneys' fees and court costs. The case is being represented by Chicago attorneys Michael F. Bonamarte and Eva C. Sosnowska, of Levin and Perconti.

Cook County District Court Case No. 2014L001643.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Cook County Courthouse. 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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