The daughter of an 82-year-old woman who died in a Chicago area nursing home in May filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that the facility did not provide adequate supervision to prevent a fall that she claims led to her mother’s death.

Teresa Thorp alleged in the lawsuit that Lemont Nursing and Rehabilitation did not properly assess the risk of a fall or devise a plan for supervising Minnie Burger, who fell May 11 and died three days later. Burger had previously suffered injuries from a fall in the facility in September, the suit said.

We see these types of cases in Western Virginia all the time! These tragedies are preventable with sufficient staffing and training.

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Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at