Virgil Calvert Nursing and Rehab Center named in suit

Ann Knef Jun. 26, 2008, 2:49am

Virgil Calvert Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in East St. Louis is being sued for injuries sustained two years ago by resident Genola Wagner.

According to the complaint filed June 20 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Wagner was not properly restrained in her bed between June 21, 2006 and June 22, 2006. As a result, she sustained broken bones in her arm and shoulder and suffered nerve damage, the complaint states.

The nursing home allegedly failed to prevent Wagner from falling from her bed in violation of the Nursing Home Care Act.

Represented by Michael L. McGlynn of Belleville, Wagner and her husband, J.B. Wagner, are seeking in excess of $150,000 in damages plus costs of the suit.

The complaint states that Wagner suffered pain, mental anguish and emotional distress and has become further debilitated and disabled. She also claims she has lost large sums of money in medical expenses and her ability to enjoy life has been adversely affected.

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