Alden-Wentworth sued for patient's death, dehydration

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 19, 2018

A woman is suing Alden-Wentworth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc. for wrongful death and alleged negligence.

CHICAGO — A woman is suing Alden-Wentworth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc. for wrongful death and alleged negligence.

Veronica Smith, independent administrator of the estate of James Ward, filed a complaint on April 11 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging Ward was subjected to pain and suffering and became dehydrated in 2016, which allegedly contributed to the deterioration of his overall health.

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to prevent Ward from becoming dehydrated.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in a sum greater than $50,000. She is represented by Christopher G. Cromydas of Hurley McKenna & Mertz PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-3632

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