Resident blames knee amputation on negligent care at nursing home

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

CHICAGO — A resident is suing Evanston nursing home facilities, citing alleged breach of duty and negligence.

Houston Strong filed a complaint on Sept. 4 in Cook County Circuit Court against Evanston Skilled Nursing Facility, for alleged violation of the Nursing Home Care Act.

According to the complaint, between Sept. 9-Oct. 16, 2016, Houston Strong was a resident at defendants' long-term care facility requiring supervision and assistance with activities of daily living. 

Plaintiff claims during his residency, he was at risk for malnutrition, dehydration, over anticoagulation and development of pressure sores and infection. 

As a result, Strong was allegedly diagnosed with an infected pressure ulcer and underwent knee amputation. 

The plaintiff holds Evanston Skilled Nursing Facility responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide services to plaintiff that met professional standards of quality and in accordance with a written plan of care and failed to maintain a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment greater than $50,000, plus attorney's fees and costs. He is represented by Marc A. Taxman and Katherine M. Moorhouse of Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC in Chicago.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case number 18-L-009553

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