CHICAGO — An attorney-in-fact is suing Hoffman Estate health care providers, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence for her client.

Mayra Gomez, as attorney-in-fact for Teodora Saenz, filed a lawsuit May 3 in Cook County Circuit Court against Alden-Poplar Creek Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc. Alden Management Services Inc. and registered nurses Nelia Tinio and Corwin Pajarillos, alleging violation of the Nursing Care Home Act.

According to the complaint, Saenz was a resident of defendants' long-term care facility in Hoffman Estates from May 3-9, 2014 and was at risk of falls. On May 6, 2014, she suffered an unwitnessed fall, the suit says, and, as a result, suffered physical pain, mental anguish, loss of dignity and self respect and related expenses. 

On May 9, 2014, the lawsuit says, she was diagnosed with a fractured shoulder and transferred to Advocate Sherman Hospital for treatment. The plaintiff alleges the nursing home failed to follow all applicable regulations, failed to provide proper care and treatment, failed to provide constant supervision, failed to protect residents from neglect and failed to provide necessary care and services.

Gomez seeks a trial by jury, judgment of more than $50,000, attorney fees and costs. She is represented by attorneys Margaret Battersby Black and Pamela Dimo of Levin & Perconti in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016L004426

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