Son's lawsuit alleges father suffered injuries in nursing home

By Robert Hadley | Aug 21, 2015

A Cook County man is suing two nurses and a nursing home under the state’s Nursing Home Safety Act regarding injuries his father allegedly suffered.

Alfred Hubbert Jr. filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court on Aug. 18 against Lexington Health Care Center of Chicago Ridge Inc.; Royal Management Corp.; Maria Catherine San Juan, R.N.; and Jan Clemente, R.N.; citing negligence and violations of the Nursing Home Care Act.

Hubbert alleges that, while under the defendants’ care between Aug. 15-25, 2014, his father, Albert Hubbert Sr., suffered from a dislodged gastronomy tube. The suit claims correction of this condition and notification of the attending physician were delayed, which led to septic shock, severe peritonitis, acute respiratory failure, leakage into the peritoneal cavity and an acute kidney injury.

Attorneys Colleen M. Mixam and Michael F. Bonamarte of the Chicago firm Levin & Perconti are representing the plaintiff, who is seeking damages of more than $50,000 and court costs.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015-L-008446.

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