Presence Villa Scalabrini blamed for death of patient

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 18, 2018

CHICAGO — A pair of sons and estate executors are suing RHC Senior Services, doing business as Presence Villa Scalabrini Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing alleged negligence and wrongful death.

Kenneth Novotny and David Novotny filed a complaint July 2 in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of the estate of the late Alice Novotny, claiming the defendants violated the Nursing Home Care Act of the State of Illinois.

According to the complaint, Alice Novotny was a resident of RHC's long-term care facility between Aug. 21, 2016 and Sept. 1, 2016 to allow her to receive care needed to monitor her medical conditions. 

However, during her stay, her sons claim she suffered a pulmonary embolism and died from retroperitoneal and pelvic hemorrhage and acute coagulopathy. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to maintain appropriate medical records documenting Novotny's needs and failed to appropriately monitor the quality of care rendered by physicians, certified nursing assistants and nurses to Alice Novotny.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek a judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000. They are represented by John Perconti, Andrew Thut and Megan Shore of Levin & Perconti in Chicago.

Circuit Court of Cook County case number 18-L-006878

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