O'Fallon EMS sued for allegedly dropping patient

Kelly Holleran May 12, 2011, 2:35am

The next-of-kin of a deceased woman has filed suit against O'Fallon's EMS, alleging its employees dropped the woman, breaking her hip and contributing to her death.

Chris Christensen claims O'Fallon's EMS rushed to Kreszenz Christensen's house at 26 Vanderbilt on April 22, 2009, to bring her to the hospital. However, its employees failed to use a stretcher to remove Kreszenz Christensen from her home, dropped her and fractured her hip, according to the complaint filed April 25 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

After Kreszenz Christensen arrived at defendant Memorial Hospital, defendant Dr. Ann Hagedorn failed to properly diagnose and treat Kreszenz Christensen's condition, which is not specified in the lawsuit, the suit states. As a result, Kriszenz Christensen died, the complaint says.

Kreszenz Christensen's next-of-kin have lost her society, support and assistance because of her death, Chris Christensen claims.

In his three-count complaint, Chris Christensen seeks a judgment of more than $150,000, plus costs.

James R. Williams of Williams, Caponi, Foley and Eckert in Belleville will be representing him.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-206.

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