Rosewood Care Center hit with suit

Steve Gonzalez Jul. 25, 2006, 7:00am

Delia Marguerite Giannini filed a civil suit against Rosewood Care Center of Swansea in St. Clair County Circuit Court July 20, claiming the nursing home violated the Nursing Home Care Act.

Giannini claims during her stay at Rosewood from Oct. 18 until Oct. 20, 2005, she sustained a fractured femur because the nursing home failed to evaluate her to see that she was receiving adequate assistance and supervision to prevent accidents.

She also alleges Rosewood failed to provide a safe environment, failed to provide adequate supervised care, failed to protect her from neglect and failed to provide ambulatory assistance and safe transfer assistance.

Giannini also claims Rosewood failed to provide necessary treatment and services to maintain her in the highest practicable level of functioning, failed to provide 24-hour nursing services, seven days a week and failed to ensure that a nursing care plan based on her problems and needs was established which contained long-term goals and short-term objectives.

According to Giannini, she has suffered and continues to suffer repeated pain and suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress and has become further debilitated and disabled.

She also claims that she has lost large sums of money in medical expenses and her opportunity to participate in ordinary activities to enjoy life has been adversely affected.

Represented by Thomas Keefe of Swansea, Giannini is seeking damages in excess of $75,000, plus all costs of the suit.

06 L 456 (20th Circuit)

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