A Cook County man is suing a Forest Park nursing home, alleging wrongful death in the passing of his 83-year-old father.

Noel Lopez, independent administrator of the estate of Ruben Lopez, filed a lawsuit Oct. 13 in Cook County Circuit Court against Berkshire Nursing & Rehab Center doing business as Berkshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Forest Park.

According to the complaint, while Ruben Lopez resided at Berkshire between September 2013 and February 2014, he suffered numerous falls, leaving him with lacerations and a hip fracture requiring surgery. The suit says the defendant’s negligence led to Ruben Lopez’s injuries and subsequent death Aug. 20, 2014.

Noel Lopez seeks damages of more than $50,000 including attorney fees and court costs. He is represented by attorney Terrence E. Davey of the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015-L-010372.

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