The Chicago Tribune reports that the daughter if an 82 year old woman who died in a Lemont, IL nursing home has filed a lawsuit alleging that the facility did not provide adequate supervision to prevent a fall that she claims led to her mother’s death.

Other allegations in the suit include neglect, failure to identify and treat and infection and failure to protect Minnie Burger from physical abuse inflicted by another patient. Teresa Thorps’ attorney, Steven Levin, of Levin & Perconti, is quoted “It is crucial that nursing homes that accept elderly residents who are at risk for falls come up with a plan to prevent falls.” Thorp is seeking in excess of $50,000 in damages.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is also investigating the case against Lemont Nursing and Rehabilitation due to a complaint that Thorp filed with their office.

Bo Frith