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Woman sues South Shore nursing home for alleged neglect in case involving sister's death

By Robert Hadley | Oct 12, 2015

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A woman is suing a Chicago nursing home, alleging neglect in her sister’s death.

Lessie Deloney, independent administrator of the estate of Eva Deloney, filed a lawsuit Sept. 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against The Renaissance at South Shore Inc., citing violations of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act.

According to the lawsuit, Eva Deloney resided at South Shore beginning Sept. 27, 2011. During her stay, the suit claims Deloney developed sepsis and pressure ulcers, which ultimately led to her death on Aug. 29, 2014. The suit says South shore failed to maintain proper nutrition and hydration, neglected to reposition Deloney to avoid skin breakdowns, and did not report changes in her condition to her doctors in a timely manner.

Lessie Deloney is seeking litigation costs plus damages of more than $50,000. She is being represented by Robert J. Rooth of The Rooth Law Firm in Evanston.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015-L-009560.

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