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Administrator alleges Manorcare of Rolling Meadows did not prevent woman's dehydration, death

By Louie Torres | Dec 6, 2016

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CHICAGO – An estate administrator alleges a Rolling Meadows nursing facility allowed a woman to become severely dehydrated, contributing to her death.

Christine Tokarczyk, as independent administrator of the estate of Maria Burdyn, filed a complaint on Nov. 23 in Cook County Circuit Court against Manor Care of Rolling Meadows, alleging negligence and wrongful death.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Burdyn suffered from severe dehydration and malnutrition, including other physical injuries, while in the defendant's care, allegedly stemming from Manor Care's failure to provide Burdyn restorative and rehabilitative measures and to provide timely and adequate assistance to prevent dehydration and malnutrition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount of more than $50,000 plus court costs. She is represented by Kristen N. Koeller of The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016L001568

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