Vergia Weaver claims her aunt Annie Mae Donald died from head injuries sustained in a fall at St. Paul's Home nursing home in Belleville, in a lawsuit filed Dec. 7 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.
Weaver claims her aunt suffered subdural hematomas on Nov. 7, 2003, and died on Dec. 7, 2003.
According to the suit, Weaver claims St. Paul's failed to transfer her aunt to a hospital facility when her mental status deteriorated, allowed her aunt to ambulate and walk without supervision and failed to obtain a doctor's order to restrain her aunt.
She claims that prior to her death at St. Paul's home, her aunt suffered great pain and anguish.
Weaver also claims she has suffered a pecuniary loss, loss of services, consortium, companionship, comfort, support, medical, and funeral and burial expenses.
Represented by Phillip Cervantes and Jennifer Suttmoeller of St. Louis, Weaver is seeking damages in excess of $50,000.
05 L 707 (20th Circuit)