CHICAGO — The administrator of a deceased Illinois woman's estate is suing The Estates of Hyde Park long term nursing care facility over allegations of neglect.
On March 22, Angela Sims, the administrator of Celester Sims' estate, filed the complaint in Cook County Circuit Court against The Estates, alleging the facility did not use "care and caution in the care, treatment and supervision" of Celester while she was a resident.
The plaintiff claims that while a resident at Hyde Park, Celester, a high fall risk patient, fell multiple times, causing injuries including a fractured rib and collarbone and injuries to her chest that required hospitalization. The plaintiff also claims Celester's falls were a result of the facility's lack of proper supervision and a failure to conduct a "comprehensive assessment" of Celester's care needs in accordance with her care plan.
According to the lawsuit filing, the plaintiff seeks "in excess" of $50,000. The plaintiff is represented by attorney Samantha Israel, of the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, of Chicago.