Lexington Health Care Center allegedly failed to prevent pressure ulcers

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 8, 2019

CHICAGO – A son is seeking damages from a Chicago Ridge long-term nursing care facility over allegations it failed to protect his father from developing ulcers.

James Dunlap, as independent administrator of the estate of James Dunlap Sr., filed a complaint on Jan. 2 in Cook County Circuit Court against Lexington Health Care Center of Chicago Ridge, citing the Nursing Home Care Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that while a resident at Lexington, James Dunlap Sr. developed multiple pressure ulcers, all of which deteriorated in condition, became infected and required hospitalization. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to provide properly supervised nursing and personal care and failed to adequately and appropriately assess Dunlap for risk of development of pressure ulcers.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks more than $50,000. He is represented by Tiffany E. Alberty of The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2019L000021 

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