Alden Wentworth alleged to have failed to protect resident from falls, pressure sores

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 7, 2018

CHICAGO – A woman alleges a skilled nursing facility failed to protect her relative from falling and developing pressure sores.

Kesha Brown, as independent administrator of the estate of Alonzo Brown, filed a complaint on Oct. 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against Wentworth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc., and related entities, citing the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act.

According to the complaint, Brown was admitted to the defendants' Alden Wentworth skilled nursing facility in April 2016 and was at a high risk for falls. The suit states on June 15, 2016, Brown fell and fractured his hip. The plaintiff alleges Brown also developed pressure sores.

The plaintiff holds Wentworth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc., Alden - Wentworth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc., and Alden Wentworth responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to properly assess and monitor Brown, failed to institute proper fall precautions, failed to execute a proper care plan and failed to prevent Brown's pressure ulcers from deteriorating.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for damages in the amount of $50,000. She is represented by Michael T. Mertz and Christopher C. Cortese of Hurley McKenna & Mertz PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-11439

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