Lincolnwood Place allegedly failed to develop plan to address resident's fall risk

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 8, 2019

CHICAGO – An independent executor alleges a Lincolnwood skilled care facility failed to develop a care plan to address the fall risk of a former resident.

Neil Cooper, as independent executor of the estate of Maury Cooper, filed a complaint on Dec. 27 in Cook County Circuit Court against Lincolnwood Place, alleging violation of the Nursing Home Care Act.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 17, 2017, Maury Cooper was admitted to defendants' skilled care facility after being discharged from a hospital for rehabilitation from injuries related to congestive heart failure. 

The plaintiff alleges while there, Maury Cooper fell while in the ensuite bathroom and sustained a neck fracture and head injury.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to appropriately develop, implement and revise a care plan to assess Cooper's fall risk and failed to provide proper monitoring, supervision and assistance.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount to satisfy jurisdictional limits of the court, other additional amounts, plus costs of action. He is represented by Scott H. Rudin and Lauren Levin of Miroballi, Durkin & Rudin LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-13889

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