Posted On: June 11, 2008 by Mark R. McKenna

Hurley McKenna & Mertz Files Suit for Murder of Nursing Home Resident

Hurley McKenna & Mertz has filed a suit under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act against Somerset Nursing Home of Chicago alleging civil violations of Illinois state law arising out of the violent murder of a resident of the nursing home. The suit alleges that the nursing home negligently permitted the resident, who was under physician orders to be supervised at all times by nursing home staff due to a history of seizures from a brain tumor, to leave the nursing home without any supervision. After her seizures, the resident suffered from memory loss and weakness, and was vulnerable to others. After the nursing home permitted the resident to leave the nursing home, the resident was allegedly brutally murdered at a Chicago hotel near the defendant nursing home. She was not found for nearly twelve days.

NBC 5 in Chicago has covered the story and their report can be found here.

Questions regarding the case can be directed to Mark McKenna at 312-553-4900.

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