CHICAGO – An independent administrator alleges a Chicago long-term care facility failed to protect a relative from developing pressure sores and infection prior to his death.
Lanya Oglesby, independent administrator of the estate of Lowell Leonard, filed a complaint on Nov. 1 in Cook County Circuit Court against Warren Barr Gold Coast, citing the Nursing Home Care Act.
According to the complaint, from Aug. 10-Nov. 9, 2016, Leonard resided at the defendant's facility. The suit states during his residency, he developed ulcers and other skin issues that eventually increased in size and severity. As a result, the suit states Leonard developed lymphohistiocytic myocarditis, contributing to his death on Nov. 9, 2016.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to provide adequate medical care to Leonard and failed to take into account his medical history in developing a reasonable plan for reducing his risk of developing ulcers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount necessary to compensate plaintiff for all losses, including costs and attorneys' fees. She is represented by Joseph M. Preiser of Goldberg & Goldberg in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-011912