CHICAGO – A former resident of a South Holland long-term care facility alleges she developed pressure injuries because the facility failed to provide appropriate care.
Minnie Ford filed a complaint on Jan. 2 in Cook County Circuit Court against South Holland Manor HTH & RHB, and ManorCare Health Services-South Holland, over alleged violation of the Nursing Home Care Act.
According to the complaint, from March 16, 2016 to Jan. 4, 2017, Ford was a resident at defendants' facility.
After her admission, plaintiff allegedly developed pressure ulcers that worsened. The suit states she also fell from her wheelchair in October 2016 and suffered neurological deterioration while at the facility.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide appropriate medical care and failed to provide necessary treatment and services to avoid the development of pressure injuries.
The plaintiff seeks judgment for a sum of more than the jurisdictional amount of the court, plus allowable costs. She is represented by Carl. S. Salvato of Salvato O'Toole & Froylan in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 19-L-000045