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Alleged negligence prompts daughter to sue Lexington of Schaumburg over mother's death

By Robert Hadley | Sep 28, 2015

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A woman is suing a nursing home under the Nursing Home Care Act in a dispute surrounding her mother’s death.

Carol Carter, independent administrator of the estate of AnneLiese Slater, filed a lawsuit Sept. 21 in Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division against Lexington Health Care Center of Schaumburg, doing business as Lexington of Schaumburg, citing violations of the Nursing Home Care Act.

According to the complaint, Slater, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other mental illnesses, was a resident at Lexington of Schaumburg between 2012 and 2014. During her stay, the lawsuit states that Slater suffered weight loss, dehydration, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, urinary tract infections, pressure sores and other complications resulting from the facility’s negligence.

According to the plaintiff, Lexington of Schaumburg allowed Slater’s condition to deteriorate, which led to her death on Jan. 26, 2014.

Carter is seeking a jury trial, litigation costs and damages of more than $50,000. Attorney Catherine D. Battista of the Chicago firm Argento & Battista LLC is representing the plaintiff.

Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division case number 2015-L-009639.

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