Estate administrators blame Lexington Square for patient's death

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 20, 2018

CHICAGO — Two co-administrators of a woman's estate are suing Lexington Square Life Care of Lombard LLC, Lexington Health Care Center of La Grange Inc. and Royal Management Corp., citing alleged negligence and wrongful death.

Karen Rothenberger and Susan Meismer filed a complaint July 10 in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of the estate of the late Lorraine Michaelic, alleging, while Michaelic was a resident of the defendants' assisted living facility, she suffered abdominal distention, an acute kidney injury, severe sepsis, a hip fracture, pain, disfigurement and deterioration that eventually led to her death on Nov. 20, 2017. The plaintiffs claim Michaelic's injuries resulted from a fall and negligent care, treatment and supervision.

Additionally, the plaintiffs said Michaelic's next of kin lost her companionship and society and experienced grief, sorrow and mental distress. 

The plaintiffs said the defendants should be held responsible because they allegedly failed to provide proper assistance and supervision of Michaelic's daily life and failed to timely inform her physician and family of her fall and worsening condition.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek a judgment for an amount greater than $50,000. They are represented by Susan Novosad and Nate Wallace of Levin & Perconti in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-7126

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