Woman blames St. Pauls House for her father's multiple falls, later death

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 1, 2019

CHICAGO — A woman is suing a long-term nursing care facility, citing alleged violations of the Nursing Home Care Act, Survival Act, and Wrongful Death Act, in the care of her father.

Gwen Townsend Vaughn filed a complaint on Jan. 23 in Cook County Circuit Court against St. Pauls House and Paramount of Oak Park, alleging they failed to provide her father, James Townsend, with adequate supervision to prevent falls.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges in February 2017, while a resident at St.Pauls, James Townsend had a fall and that he had another fall a few days later, resulting in injuries that caused a deterioration in his physical and mental condition and contributed to his death in June 2017. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks more than $50,000. She is represented by Kelly Sabo Gaden, of Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates in Chicago.

The Cook County Circuit Court Case No. is 2019L000799.

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