A 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 Feb. 19 in the Cook County District Court against Presence RHC Senior Services Corp., doing business as Presence Ballard Nursing Center, citing negligence.

The suit states James was a resident at the defendant's facility from Nov. 29, 2012 until Dec. 29, 2012 and required supervision and extensive assistance due to medical conditions.

As a result of the defendant's negligent care, Kaiser claims James developed a pressure ulcer on his left heel that 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. She is being represented by Chicago attorneys Michael F. Bonamarte and Eva C. Sosnowska of Levin & 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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