Nursing facility resident, representative accuse Brookdale Orland Park of negligence

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 12, 2018

A woman and her power of attorney are suing Emeritus Corp., doing business as Brookdale Orland Park, citing alleged negligence.

CHICAGO — A woman and her power of attorney are suing Emeritus Corp., doing business as Brookdale Orland Park, citing alleged negligence.

Carolyn Meza, through her appointed power of attorney Annie Meza, filed a complaint July 3 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendant did not operate, manage, maintain and control its assisted-living facility with reasonable care.

According to the complaint, Carolyn Meza was admitted to the defendant's facility and memory care services in June 2014. While a resident, Meza allegedly fell numerous times, resulting in injuries and deterioration of her physical and mental condition. 

The plaintiffs said the defendants allegedly failed to properly assess Meza's fall risk and failed to provide adequate assistance and supervision when they should have known she was at high risk for falls.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant to deter it from further negligence and to protect the public safety. They are represented by Kristen Koeller of The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates PC in Chicago.

Circuit Court of Cook County case number 18-L-006918

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