Suit accuses Crestwood nursing facility of neglect in diabetic woman’s death

By Robert Hadley | Aug 25, 2015

A Cook County woman is suing a number of health care providers, alleging negligence in failing to monitor her mother’s diabetes, leading to her death.

Cynthia Lee, administrator of the estate of Rosie Mae Watkins, filed a lawsuit Aug. 25 in Cook County Circuit Court against Symphony Crestwood (also known as Symphony of Crestwood), Symphony HMG, Crestwood Care Centre Inc., Crestwood Care, NuCare Services Corp. and NuCare Financial Services Corp.

According to the complaint, Watkins, an insulin-dependent diabetic, began living at Symphony of Crestwood on Aug. 31, 2013, where she required skilled nursing care for her diabetes and kidney disease. The suit says because her blood sugar was inadequately monitored, she went into a coma and died Oct. 14, 2013.

Lee seeks damages of more than $50,000. She is represented by attorney John T. Cichon of Polansky & Cichon in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015-L-008687.

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