Son alleges wrongful death in mother's nursing home treatment

By Robert Hadley | Aug 26, 2015

A Cook County man is suing a nursing home under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act in a dispute surrounding his mother’s death.

Darrell Coleman, estate administrator for Faye McVea, filed a lawsuit Aug. 5 in Cook County Circuit Court against St. James Wellness Rehab and Villas (doing business as St. James Wellness Rehab Villas) and Trilogy Healthcare of Will, doing business as St. James Manor & Villa.

The lawsuit concerns not only McVea’s death, but also an alleged breach of contract between Coleman and Trilogy Healthcare.

According to the complaint, in October 2013, McVea was admitted to St. James for nursing and rehabilitative care. The suit says the defendant failed to assess McVea’s risk for pressure sores and neglected to provide adequate care and treatment.

As a result, the suit states she developed multiple pressure sores on her lower extremities requiring debridement. The lawsuit states the injuries caused the deterioration of her overall physical and mental condition. McVea died Sept. 26, 2014.

Coleman seeks more than $50,000 in damages and attorney fees. He is represented by attorney Jason Kellerman of The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015-L-007999.

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