Widow names Cedar Pointe nursing home in negligence suit over husband's death

By The Cook County Record | Jun 4, 2014


A widow is suing a rehabilitation center and nursing home over allegations their negligence led to her husband's death.

Pearlie Hart, as special administrator of the Estate of Robert Hart, filed a lawsuit May 16 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Cedar Pointe Rehab and Nursing Home.

The suit states Robert, who suffered from dementia, was a resident at the home on March 10, 2013, when staff failed to supervise him and allowed him to enter other residents’ rooms unattended. Hart claims Robert sustained injuries that resulted in his death.

Hart is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and is being represented by Matthew I. Baker of Sandman, Levy and Petrich.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005269.

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 that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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