Lawsuit Filed Regarding Fatal Illinois Nursing Home Accident

The March 23, 2015 post, titled “Investigation Of Illinois Nursing Home Resident’s Death,” discussed the circumstances surrounding the March 12 death of Juanita Simmons at an Illinois nursing home, the Midwest Rehabilitation and Respiratory Center in Belleville.  This nursing home accident allegedly involved Simmons falling down a flight of stairs in a wheelchair after a fire door was opened.  Additional allegations regarding the accident, regarding various aspects as to how the nursing home handled the situation, have also been publicized.

An Illinois nursing home lawsuit has been filed regarding this fatal incident.  The lawsuit was filed April 2 in St. Clair Circuit Court, against Midwest Rehabilitation and Respiratory Center LLC.

An excerpt from the April 22, 2015 Madison Record article titled “Nursing home accused of misrepresenting facts in patient’s fatal stair fall“:

The complaint argues that the defendant removed the decedent’s body from the scene of the accident without notifying authorities and further misrepresented the facts by claiming the facility had notified Simmons’ daughter.

The suit states that as a result of the accident, Simmons endured pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, loss of dignity, and disability in the time up until her death.

Roth claims the defendant violated the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act and the Illinois Survival Act. She also alleges conscious pain and suffering, wrongful death and spoliation of evidence.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois nursing home accident lawsuit can be found in the Madison Record article mentioned above, as well as the March 23 post.


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