Daughter claims nursing home's neglect led to mother’s injuries, death

By Robert Hadley | Jan 23, 2016

CHICAGO – A Cook County woman is suing The British Home for Retired Men and Women and two staff members for negligence and the wrongful death of her mother.

Lynda E. Evans, executor of the estate of Jean Marie Evans, filed a lawsuit Jan. 20 in Cook County Circuit Court against The British Home for Retired Men and Women, registered nurse Tina Stasukewicz, and physical therapy assistant Kaitlin Barker, alleging negligence and wrongful death.

According to the complaint, Evans lived at The British Home from June 5 to Nov. 4, 2014, where she required help with daily living activities, including transfers and ambulation. The suit says Evans suffered two serious falls during her residency, allegedly due to staff neglect, causing her to suffer an open head wound and a broken hip. The plaintiff claims these injuries contributed to Evans’ deterioration as well as her eventual death on Dec. 17, 2014.

Evans seeks damages in excess of $50,000. She is represented by attorneys Michael F. Bonamarte, Cari F. Silverman and Mary Volk of Levin & Perconti in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016-L000640

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