Widow alleges Aperion Care failed to protect late husband from falls that fractured bones

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 15, 2018

CHICAGO – A widow alleges a Wilmington long-term care nursing facility failed to protect her late husband from falls.

Russetta Rauch, as independent administrator of the estate of William Rauch, filed a complaint on Nov. 5 in Cook County Circuit Court against Aperion Care Wilmington and Aperion Care Inc., citing the Nursing Home Care Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, William Rauch was admitted to Aperion in May 2014 and the defendant knew or should have known he was at high risk for falls. The suit states Rauch fell multiple times while in the defendants' care and sustained hip and femoral neck fractures and a head laceration, which necessitated hospitalizations and surgeries. The suit states he died in September 2017.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for compensation of more than $50,000, plus attorney fees. She is represented by Jason M. Kellerman of Law Offices of Steven J. Malman in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-12008

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