CHICAGO – A Cook County man says a power tool left in the floor at a nursing home left him permanently injured.
John Hampilos filed a lawsuit Jan. 28 in Cook County Circuit Court against Wesley Place Rehab and Chicago Methodist Senior Services, alleging negligence under the Nursing Home Care Act and premises liability.
According to the complaint, Hampilos was a resident of Wesley Place on Nov. 6, 2015 when he suffered severe, permanent injuries to his shoulder, neck, back, knee and other areas for which he continues to receive ongoing medical care. The suit says Wesley Place violated its duty to provide safe conditions for residents by allowing a power tool to be placed in a walkway with no warning signs. The plaintiff claims he suffered emotional trauma, lost income and reduced earning capacity as a result of the incident.
Hampilos seeks damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest and litigation costs. He is represented by attorney David H. Latarski of Fichera & Miller P.C. in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016-L000981