Estate blames Oak Park nursing facility for death

By Ruel Reyes | Apr 4, 2016

CHICAGO — An estate independent administrator is suing an Oak Park nursing and rehabilitation facility, alleging negligence caused a relative's death.

Regina M. Little, administrator of the estate of Patricia Little, filed a suit Feb. 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against Paramount Of Oak Park Rehabilitation And Nursing Center LLC, nurse Katie Nega, Dr. Vaughn Tatum, West Chicago Physicians Associates LTD, General Medicine PC and Dr. Hema Azad, alleging negligence and failing to provide adequate assistance and supervision in giving care and treatment.

According to the complaint, between Oct. 5, 2013, and Feb. 19, 2014, Patricia Little suffered and complained of pain to her back, bottom and right leg, then developed multiple pressure ulcers that caused her death March 16, 2014. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to asses, measure and monitor Patricia Little's condition to prevent the development and worsening of pressure ulcers.

Regina Little seeks a trial by jury, more than $50,000, plus the costs of suit. She is represented by attorney Marion A. Morawicz of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016L001715

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