Woman sues trio of healthcare providers over motherâ€™s death
Woman sues trio of healthcare providers over motherâ€™s
death May 23, 2014 9:45 AM By Annie Cosby The Cook County Record A woman is
suing over allegations the negligence of hospital staff led to the death of her
Pamela Jones, as independent administrator of the Estate
of Bennie Jones, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit May 7 in the Cook County
Circuit Court against Rush University Medical Center, Manorcare Health Services
LLC, doing business as HCR Manorcare Health Services LLC, and THC-Chicago Inc.,
doing business as Kindred Hospital-Chicago.
According to the complaint, Bennie was admitted to Rush
on Aug. 24, 2012, after falling in her home, and was discharged Sept. 14,
despite staff documenting severe pressure ulcers. She was readmitted Sept. 16
and treated for an infection from the ulcers, before being transferred to
Manorcare on Sept. 26, where she underwent surgery on Oct. 3.
The lawsuit states on Oct. 11, Bennie was transferred to
Kindred Hospital, where she died from pneumonia and bone infection on Oct. 28.
Jones is seeking damages and is being represented in the
case by attorney Ryan E. Yagoda of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz.
Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L004989.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook
County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original
complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an
accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication
of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.