Man alleges Symphony of Morgan Park failed to prevent resident's 20 falls

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 9, 2018

CHICAGO – A man is seeking damages from a Chicago care facility over allegations it failed to protect a resident from multiple falls.

Charles Shanklin Jr., as power of attorney for Cue Alice Thau, filed a complaint on Nov. 1 in Cook County Circuit Court against Symphony of Morgan Park, citing the Nursing Home Care Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 10, 2013, Thau was admitted to defendant's nursing care facility in Chicago with a diagnosis of dementia and at a high risk for falls. The suit states Thau fell nearly 20 times through December 2016.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to notify resident's physician for any changes in her condition and failed to develop an adequate fall prevention care plan.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in excess of the court's jurisdictional requisite to fairly compensate plaintiff. He is represented by Jacqueline B. Kanter of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-11917

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