Estate blames nursing care facility for patient's death

By Ruel Reyes | Mar 29, 2016

CHICAGO — An estate administrator is suing a Beecher nursing home facility, alleging negligence led to a patient's death.

Barbara Low, administrator for the estate of Leonard Duranczyk, filed a lawsuit March 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against Beecher Manor Nursing And Rehabilitation Center LLC, alleging negligence and violation of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act by failing to provide adequate medical or personal care and treatment.

According to the complaint, between March 31-April 23, 2014, Duranczyk developed a pressure ulcer that progressed to more serious infectious stages. The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to provide treatment and services properly as for pressure ulcer prevention. Duranczyk died May 14, 2014.

Low seeks more than $50,000, plus legal costs.  She is represented by attorney Samantha Sindles of Dudley & Lake LLC in Libertyville.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016L002863

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