Rehab center sued over alleged neglect

By Whitney Brakken | Jan 10, 2014

A local medical center is facing suit over claims it violated the Nursing Home Care Act.

Mary Allen, as independent administrator of the Estate of Rufus Murry Jr., filed a lawsuit Nov. 20 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Parkshore Estates Nursing & Rehabilitation Center LLC, citing violations of the Nursing Home Care Act.

According to the complaint, Murry was a resident at the nursing home on May 15, when he suddenly and violently fell, sustaining a left femur fracture and other injuries.

Allen claims the defendant's actions constituted neglect under the state's Nursing Home Care Act.

The plaintiff is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by Robert J. Rooth of The Rooth Law Firm P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court case No. 2013L013274.

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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