Jennifer Andrules, a disabled person, was taken to Adventus Bolingbrook Hospital for medical evaluation on May 16, 2014. While at the hospital, she fell and fractured her right leg, which required surgery. She was then discharged from Adventus to Lakewood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, but on June 3, 2014, she suffered another fall and fractured her right leg, again requiring additional surgery.
On May 2, 2016, Northern Trust, as special administrator of the Andrules’ estate, filed a complaint against Adventus for medical negligence. The director of nursing at Lakewood Nursing & Rehabilitation was deposed in 2018 regarding the second fall.
On Feb. 11, 2019, Linda Gavlin, as special administrator for the estate, filed suit against Adventus and Lakewood, alleging one count of medical negligence against each defendant. Lakewood moved to dismiss, arguing the charges were untimely.