The Imperial Grove Pavilion faces wrongful death suit over resident's fall

By The Cook County Record | Aug 22, 2014

A woman is suing a long-term care facility over claims it allowed her mother to sustain a fall that led to her death.

Grace Donatello, as special administrator for the Estate of Helen Reder, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Aug. 13 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Claridge Imperial Ltd.

The lawsuit alleges that on Sept. 13, Helen Reder sustained a fall as a resident of The Imperial Grove Pavilion on Fullerton Avenue in Chicago and died that day as a result of the defendants' negligence.

Donatello is asking for $50,000 in damages and is represented by attorney Robert J. Rooth of the Rooth Law Firm of Evanston.

Cook County Circuit Court case 2014L008489.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at Cook County Circuit Court. 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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