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Nursing home sued after woman falls while visiting mom

A woman, who alleges she was injured in a slip and fall while visiting her mother at the Glen Elston Nursing and Rehab Center in Chicago on June 27, 2015, has filed a lawsuit against the assisted living facility. The lawsuit that was filed with the clerk of courts on March 9, 2017 seeks damages for the injuries she alleges she suffered as a result of a slip and fall on the facility's premises.

In her complaint, she alleges that she slipped on soapy water that had accumulated on one of the facility's floor. She maintains that staff not only had failed to properly clean up the soapy water that ultimately resulted in her injuries, but failed to post any signs warning her of its presence either.

The woman's lawsuit, filed in the Cook County Circuit Court system, lists the defendants as Glen Elston Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre Ltd. and its sister organization, the Glen Health and Home Management Inc. To settle the claim, the plaintiff is seeking a judgment in excess of $50,000 in addition to court costs against the defendant.

When it comes to businesses, the onus falls on owners to properly maintain their facilities. This includes regularly inspecting equipment and ensuring that known hazardous conditions, like dirty floors, uneven payment or broken equipment is serviced as quickly as possible to avoid slips and trips and other types of personal injury such as what occurred in this case. Failing to do so can result in a documented case of negligence.

If you suspect you have been injured as the result of negligence of another, then an Chicago slip and fall attorney can help you understand your legal rights as they relate to your case.

Source: cookcountyrecord.com, "Woman sues nursing home over slip and fall while visiting her mom," Louie Torres, March 20, 2017

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