CHICAGO — A woman's daughter and estate administrator is suing Generations at Elmwood Park Inc., which does business as Elmwood Care, citing alleged violation of the Nursing Home Care Act, common law negligence and wrongful death.
Barbara Triplett, on behalf of the late Beatrice Triplett, filed a complaint June 14 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the nursing care facility knew or should have known that Beatrice Triplett was at high risk for falls and injury during transfers and developed pressure ulcers.
According to the complaint, between May 21, 2015, and Nov. 20, 2017, Beatrice Triplett was a resident at the defendant's facility for nursing home and rehabilitative services. While in Elmwood's care, the plaintiff alleges that Beatrice Triplett fell during one of her transfers, resulting to a fractured arm.
In addition, the plaintiff said Beatrice Triplett developed and suffered from contractures and pressure ulcers, which worsened until her death.
Barbara Triplett said the defendant has an obligation not to neglect any resident and failed to oversee the comprehensive assessment of Beatrice Triplett's needs and health condition.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an amount in excess of $50,000. She is represented by Bella Feinstein of The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates PC in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018L006166