Carol Ostrow Sep. 23, 2015, 11:29am

A woman is suing Chicago Ridge Nursing Center on behalf of a disabled adult on allegations of negligence in the critical deterioration of the plaintiff’s health in 2013.

Catherine Keating, as plenary guardian of Carol Nasca’s estate, brought a lawsuit against BM of Chicago Ridge LLC, doing business as Chicago Ridge Nursing Center, on Sept. 17 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging violation of the Nursing Home Care Act.

The suit states that when Nasca was admitted to the defendant’s facility at 10602 Southwest Highway in Chicago Ridge on or about May 21, 2013, she was mentally incompetent, physically incontinent, at risk for pressure ulcers, and unable to move easily on her own.

According to the complaint, Nasca developed pressure ulcers in September at Chicago Ridge and previously existing ulcers worsened to stage four bedsores. The lawsuit states that the defendant failed to properly assess the patient, create and implement a care plan, provide assistance and supervision, train staff properly, resulting in pain, suffering, disability and disfigurement for the plaintiff, along with medical expenses.

Contending that the patient is unable to advocate for herself or communicate decisions, the plaintiff demands judgment of more than $50,000, plus attorney’s fees and costs. She is represented by David Resis of the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number unspecified.

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