Rosewood Care Center in Alton named in wrongful death complaint

Kelly Holleran Mar. 3, 2010, 6:11am

The independent administrator of a deceased man's estate filed suit against Rosewood Care Center of Alton, alleging the man died after developing pneumonia, septic shock, multiple organ failure, malnutrition, dehydration and a severe urinary tract infection.

Elizabeth Gibson claims Frederic Winston Kibler lived at the Rosewood Care Center when he developed the multiple serious medical conditions on and before Feb. 25, 2008.

According to the complaint filed Feb. 25 in Madison County Circuit Court, Kibler incurred medical costs and became further physically debilitated while at the center until his death on Feb. 26, 2008.

Gibson blames the center for causing Kibler's death, saying it was guilty of a number of negligent acts, including failure to protect Kibler's safety by failing to use appropriate diagnostic equipment, failure to provide adequate staffing and failure to implement an adequate care plan for Kibler. In addition, it failed to provide adequate nutrition to Kibler, failed to properly hydrate him, failed to properly monitor his physical condition and failed to timely contact a physician.

Because of Kibler's death, his next-of-kin have suffered extreme grief, lost his companionship and society and incurred medical costs.

Gibson names Saint Anthony's Health Center and Drs. D'Andrienne Carli Jones, Robert J. Marshall, David R. Huyette and Ubeydullah Deligonul as respondents in discovery.

In the six-count suit, Gibson is seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus attorneys' fees and costs.

Terry N. Brown of Brown and Associates in Belleville will be representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-205.

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