Woman sues Alden Estates nursing home over injury, death of her mother

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 7, 2019

CHICAGO — A woman is suing Alden Estates of Orland Park over the death of her relative at the facility.

Mary McGlynn filed a complaint on Jan. 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against Alden Estates of Orland Park, affiliated corporate entities and two nurses, alleging they were negligent in providing care at the level required from a skilled and qualified nursing home and staff.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 21, 2017, when she was roilled over to receive care, Barbara McGlynn allegedly caught her right foot between the mattress and footboard of the bed, and her eye struck the rail of the bed. There are reportedly no progress notes dated Jan. 22, 2017. Yet, Barbara's daughter recalled that her mother screamed in pain when she touched her right leg and foot. An X-ray reportedly revealed a right foot fracture. 

The lawsuit claims an Alden staff member reported to the Orland Park Police that on Jan. 23, 2017, a nurse told a colleague that she might be responsible for the injury to McGlynn's right ankle. McGlynn died in June 2018. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of the court's jurisdictional limit. She is represented by Paul Richter and Caitlin Finnegan of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2019L000691.

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