Relative alleges former Aperion Care Dolton resident's pressure sore contributed to death

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 2, 2019

CHICAGO – The next-of-kin of a former resident of a Dolton long-term care facility alleges a pressure sore contributed to the resident's 2017 death.

Shawn Wright, as independent administrator of the estate of Vera Wright, filed a complaint on Dec. 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against Aperion Care Dolton, alleging common law negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, between Sept. 5, 2016, and May 30, 2017, Vera Wright was a resident at defendants' Dolton facility and was at high risk for the development of pressure sores. The suit states while a resident at the facility, she developed a sore that needed hospitalization to treat.

The plaintiff alleges the sore became infected and required intravenous antibiotics and surgical debridement procedures, which contributed to her death in July 2017. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment of more than $50,000. He is represented by Margaret P. Battersby, Colleen Mixan Mikaitis and Wafeck M. Elafifi of Levin & Perconti in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 18-L-013589

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