Nursing home blamed for failure to protect in lawsuit
According to a report by Cook County Record on February 5, Wilene Jones, a resident of Cook County, is accusing South Suburban Rehabilitation Center LLC and Central Street Management LLC of failing to protect her from abuse committed against her by her roommate. The lawsuit was apparently filed on February 3 in Cook County Circuit Court and accused the two companies of negligence under the Nursing Home Care Act.
Details from the lawsuit reveal that Jones was a patient at South Suburban Rehab from January 2014 until December 2015. She reportedly suffered a fractured left hip, left femur, and several other injuries after her roommate abused her while a resident at the facility. The care facility allegedly failed to protect her from the incidents.
Jones is seeking damages of $100,000 for pain and suffering, disability and disfigurement, emotional trauma, and medical expenses, according to the report.
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