An area hospital and a nursing home are facing a medical malpractice and wrongful death suit that stems from a patient's pressure ulcers.

Andre Glaspie, as administrator of the estate of Clara Wright, filed a lawsuit April 25 in the Cook County Circuit Court against THC-Chicago Inc., doing business as Kindred Hospital Chicago North, and Glencrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre Ltd., doing business as Glencrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre.

According to the suit, Wright was a patient at Kindred Hospital at 2544 W. Montrose Ave. in Chicago from Feb. 25, 2012 to April 23, 2012. Glaspie claims that during this time, Wright wasn't properly cared for and as such, developed pressure ulcers that became infected and required surgery, contributing to the loss of her life.

Glaspie is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and is being represented in the case by Chicago attorneys Michael F. Bonamarte and Erin M. Mayer of Levin & Perconti.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L004621.

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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