CHICAGO – A Chicago long-term care facility is alleged to have failed to prevent a former resident from developing skin issues before 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, Leonard was a resident at defendant's facility from August to November 2016. The suit states the defendant knew or should have known that Leonard was at high risk for the development of pressure sores.
However, the plaintiff claims during Leonard's residency, he developed ulcers and other skin issues that eventually increased in size and severity and were not treated properly. As a direct result, the plaintiff alleges Leonard developed lymphohistiocytic myocarditis, resulting in his death in November 2016.
The plaintiff holds Warren Barr Living & Rehab Center LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide adequate medical care to Leonard, which led to his injuries and physical deterioration.
The plaintiff seeks judgment in an amount necessary to compensate for all losses, including costs and attorney fees. She is represented by Joseph M. Preiser of Goldberg & Goldberg in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-011912