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Guardian alleges two Chicago care facilities failed to prevent resident from suffering injuries


By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 2, 2018

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CHICAGO – A temporary guardian of a disabled woman is seeking damages from two Chicago long-term care facilities over allegations they failed to meet the woman's care needs.

Deonta Pennington, as temporary guardian of Luereta Pennington, a disabled person, filed a complaint on Oct. 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against The Carlton at the Lake and The Estates of Hyde Park, citing the Nursing Home Care Act.

According to the complaint, Lueretta Pennington became a resident of Carlton at the Lake in February 2016 and was admitted to Hyde Park in November 2016. The suit states while she was a resident of Carlton at the Lake, she developed pressure ulcers and suffered from weight loss, dehydration, malnutrition and injuries. The suit also states that while at Hyde Park, she fell and sustained a closed head injury and also developed pressure ulcers.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for more than $50,000, attorney fees and costs. She is represented by Kelly Sabo Gaden of The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-11446

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