Surviving son accused nursing facility of negligence in mother's death

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018

CHICAGO — A son is suing Lexington Health Care Center of Wheeling and physician Howard Axe, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

William Schuman, as independent administrator of the estate of Marian Walman, filed a complaint on Aug. 24 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging, while Walman was a resident of the health care center in August 2016, she allegedly suffered falls, severe dehydration, a drastic decline in her mental/physical condition, infected pressure wounds with osteomyelitis and a fractured left femur, according to the complaint.

Marian Walman suffered from documented cognitive impairment, real deficits, confusion, cognitive-communication deficits and considered a high falls risk, according to the complaint.

 As a result, Marian Walman suffered from malnutrition and injury that led to her death in September 2016, according to the complaint. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment grater than $50,000. He is represented by attorney Matthew J. Murphy in Palatine.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 18-L-009207

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