Father's death prompts daughter's suit against nursing home

By Robert Hadley | Feb 3, 2016

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing the nursing home where her 76-year-old father lived, Norridge Gardens, claiming it allowed him to develop allegedly fatal complications.

Sabrina Drogosz, as independent administrator of the estate of Michele Calzolaio, filed a lawsuit Jan. 29 in Cook County Circuit Court against Norridge Gardens LLC, doing business as Norridge Gardens, and Tower Hill Rehabilitation LLC, doing business as Tower Hill Healthcare Center, alleging violations of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act.

According to the complaint, after Calzolaio was admitted to Norridge Gardens in February 2014, he developed several pressure ulcers that deteriorated, damaging his overall physical and mental well-being. In addition, the suit claims Calzolaio choked on food due to improper supervision, causing asphyxiation and pneumonia.

Drogosz seeks a six-person jury trial and damages in excess of $50,000. She is represented by attorney Terrence Davey of the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C. in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016-L01013

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