Mother sues caregivers in adult son's death
JOLIET – The mother of a mentally disabled man who died after a fight at a Bolingbrook group home has filed a lawsuit against his caregivers.
The Herald-News in Joliet reports that Teresa Gale filed the lawsuit Monday in Will County. She claims a caregiver for her 30-year-old son didn’t seek help soon enough to prevent his death.
The lawsuit states Eduardo Formanski died Sept. 17, 2011, six days after a fight with his roommate at a group home operated by Individual Advocacy Group.
Attorney Robert Karr is representing the mother. He says the roommate – who was nearly twice Formanski’s size – was on top of him during the fight and smothered him.
Charlene Bennett, executive director of Individual Advocacy Group, declined to comment on the lawsuit.