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Nursing home resident claims she fractured her leg when staff dropped her

By Annie Cosby | Jul 1, 2014

A Cook County woman is suing a Chicago nursing home, claiming she was injured when a staff member dropped her.

Marlene Poindexter filed a lawsuit May 23 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Presidential Pavilion LLC and Forest Edge Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center LLC, alleging violations of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act.

According to the complaint, Poindexter was a resident at Presidential Pavilion on June 1, 2012, when a staff member dropped her while attempting to transfer her from a wheelchair to her bed.

Poindexter, who claims she fractured her leg as a result of the incident, is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. She is being represented by John R. Gorey of Gorey Law Group P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005547.

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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