Symphony of Crestwood alleged to have failed to protect late resident from neglect

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 20, 2018

CHICAGO – An independent administrator alleges a Crestwood long-term care facility failed to follow a physician's instructions for dressing changes.

Meshay Owens, as independent administrator of the estate of Willis Bryant Sr., filed a complaint on Nov. 5 in =Cook County Circuit Court against Symphony Crestwood LLC and others, alleging negligence, wrongful death and other counts.

According to the complaint, Bryant was a resident at Symphony of Crestwood from March 2017 to his death in May 2017. The plaintiff alleges Bryant's skin was intact when he was admitted, but he developed pressure sores while in the defendants' care.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to protect Bryant from neglect and abuse, failed to properly assess and reassess him for changes in his condition, failed to timely notify his doctor and family regarding changes in his medical condition, and failed to follow his physician's orders for pressure ulcer dressing changes.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in an amount of more than $50,000, plus attorney fees and costs. She is represented by Cari F. Silverman and Nicholas Emerson of Levin & Perconti in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 118-L-12029

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