Dan Harkins Jul. 27, 2015, 12:48pm

A woman is suing a nursing home after allegedly suffering a pressure ulcer and broken leg.

Idelia King filed a complaint on July 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against the Renaissance at South Shore Inc., doing business as Renaissance at South Short.

On, before and after Sept. 1, 2014, King was a resident of the defendant's facility at 2425 E. 71st St., Chicago. The defendant was always aware that King was at a high risk for falling and forming pressure ulcers, the lawsuit states.

The defendant is cited with failing to timely reposition King to prevent skin breakdown and appropriately reposition King so as not to break her leg.

As a result, the lawsuit states, King suffered skin breakdown, a broken leg, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.

The plaintiff seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Matthew I. Baker of Sandman, Levy and Petrich LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L007441.

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