CHICAGO – A resident of a long-term nursing care facility in Chicago Ridge alleges the facility failed to prevent dehydration and bowel obstruction.
Mary Hartell filed a complaint by her duly appointed power of attorney Dan Hartell on Oct. 31 in Cook County Circuit Court against Lexington of Chicago Ridge, citing the Nursing Home Care Act.
According to the complaint, on Jan. 1, 2017, the plaintiff was admitted to defendants' long-term care facility for nursing and rehabilitation services and was at high risk for bowel obstruction and dehydration. The suit states she developed a bowel obstruction on Jan. 4, 2017, which required surgery. She also alleges she became dehydrated while in the defendant's care.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to protect her from neglect, failed to oversee the comprehensive assessment of her needs, failed to appropriately train staff, and failed to timely investigate the cause of her symptoms.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for compensatory damages for $50,000, attorney fees and costs. She is represented by Tiffany E. Alberty of The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates PC in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-11829