Alden Lakeland Nursing Home hit with wrongful death suit

Ben Hart May 19, 2014, 10:30am

Alden Lakeland Nursing Home is being sued over a resident's death.

Marilyn Frye, as administrator of the Estate of Edna Hines, filed a lawsuit May 5 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Alden Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, doing business as Alden Lakeland Nursing Home, citing negligence and wrongful death.

The suit states Hines was a resident at the defendant's facility at 820 W. Lawrence Ave. in Chicago from Dec. 30, 2010 to Feb. 5, 2011. Frye claims the nursing home negligently monitored and cared for Hines, resulting in an infection at her feeding tube site and the amputation of multiple limbs.

According to the suit, Hines' infections and health issues required multiple hospitalizations.

Frye is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and court costs. She is being represented by Chicago attorneys Peter Polansky and John T. Cichon of Polansky & Cichon Chtd.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L004899.

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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