CHICAGO — Jackson Park Supportive Living Facility, the University of Chicago Medical Center and Glenshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre are being sued over the death of a patient who allegedly had stayed at each of the facilities in 2016.
Alphonso Dunbar Jr., brother of the late Charles Shields, filed a complaint on Aug. 27 in Cook County Circuit Court. Named as defendants are Jackson Park Supportive Living Facility, the University Of Chicago Medical Center and Glenshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre.
The plaintiff is alleging the healthcare facilities failed to provide properly supervised nursing and personal care to meet Shields' total nursing and personal care needs.
Dunbar alleges, from August 2016 - December 31, 2017, Charles Shields was admitted into each facility for supportive living services, medical services and nursing home and rehabilitative services.
While a resident at each facility, Shields allegedly developed multiple pressure ulcers, all of which deteriorated in condition. The ulcers allegedly weakened his physical and mental condition, and caused or contributed to his death according to the lawsuit.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks more than $50,000. He is represented by Marc S. Weissman of The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2018L009283