Husband blames Northwestern Medicine, Central Dupage for wife's death

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 4, 2018

CHICAGO — An estate executor is suing Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, Northwestern Medicine and Central Dupage Hosptial Association, citing alleged premises liability.

William Gain, executor for the estate of the late Lucille Gain, filed a complaint June 27 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants did not provide designated pedestrian walkways and adequate signs in the parking garage, causing a hazard for pedestrians and drivers.

According to the complaint, Lucille Gain was struck by a motor vehicle at the defendants' parking garage on June 19, 2017. William Gain, her husband, alleged she suffered permanent and irreversible injuries, leading to her death on Sept. 17, 2017.

William Gain said his wife's next of kin have experienced sorrow, mental anguish and loss of companionship and incurred medical and burial expenses.

The plaintiff said the defendants allegedly knew or should have known that the dangerous condition in the parking garage would pose a risk to pedestrians, and they failed to provide a safe place for pedestrians to walk in and out of the garage.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an amount greater than $50,000. He is represented by Regina Etherton of Regina P. Etherton & Associates in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018L00650

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