Presence Resurrection named in wrongful death lawsuit following resident's alleged fall

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 19, 2019

CHICAGO — A woman is suing an assisted living facility, alleging they allowed her relative to fall, which led to her death.

Sophia Radlowski, as independent executor of the estate of Helen Laftsidis,  filed a complaint on March 29 in Cook County Circuit Court against Presence Resurrection Retirement Community and others.

According to the complaint, Laftsidis was a resident at the defendant's facility from May 2017 to August 2017. Laftsidis reportedly was known to be at risk for falls, yet while she was at the defendant's facility she fell repeatedly. As a result of her falls, she allegedly suffered a subdural hematoma and later died Aug. 29, 2017.

The defendant is accused of negligence and wrongful death.

The plaintiff is seeking damages, plus attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Margaret Battersby and Nicholas Emerson of Levin & Perconti in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2019-L-003389.

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