A Worden man is suing a Maryville hospital claiming he hurt his shoulder when he slipped on a wet floor in one of its rooms.

Jerry Yeager filed the lawsuit Nov. 8 in Madison County Circuit Court against Southwestern Illinois Health Facilities Inc., doing business as Anderson Hospital.

Yeager says he was visiting a patient at Anderson Hospital in November 2011 when he slipped on a liquid that had collected just outside the hospital room's bathroom. Yeager alleges he tore his rotator cuff in the fall and accuses the hospital of negligence. He asks for more than $50,000 in damages and court costs.

Yeager is representing himself.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-1872

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