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Nursing home sued for not supervising man's water intake; case dismissed

By Whitney Brakken | Mar 19, 2014

UPDATE: Cook County court records indicate this case was dismissed by stipulation or agreement on June 16, 2014.

Niles Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is facing suit over claims it violated the Nursing Home Care Act.

Mary Ennis, as temporary guardian of the estate and person of Jeff Jarocki, filed a lawsuit March 6 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Niles Nursing & Rehabilitation Center LLC, Infinity Healthcare Management LLC and Michael Perl, citing violation of the Nursing Home Care Act and negligence.

According to the suit, Jarocki was admitted to rehab center on March 19, 2012 and Ennis informed them he suffers from a medical condition that leads him to drink too much water if not supervised.

On March 20, 2012, the suit states that staff at the center called for emergency services after Jarocki was found suffering from hyponatremia, a condition that can be caused from drinking too much water and required him to stay in intensive care for a week.

The plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional minimum and is being represented in the case by Eva E. Golabek of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz.

Cook County Circuit Court case No. 2014L002779.

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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