CHICAGO–A Cook County woman is suing a Skokie care facility and one of its doctors, alleging negligence in her 88-year-old mother’s death.

Nancy Pomis, administrator of the estate of Margaret Dathan, filed a lawsuit Nov. 24 in Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. Boris Sheynin and the Council for Jewish Elderly, doing business as Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Skokie, alleging negligence and wrongful death.

According to the complaint, Dathan suffered from hypertension, dementia, pneumonia, hearing loss and other illnesses as a resident of Lieberman in 2013 and 2014. The suit says Dathan injured her hip in a fall in February 2014, and subsequently died during physical therapy March 11, 2014. 

The suit alleges Sheynin failed to adequately supervise Dathan to avoid falls.

Pomis seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus litigation costs. She is represented by attorney Christopher Bargione of Collins Bargione & Vuckovich in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2015-L012023.

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