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Patient sues Davita Healthcare over fall from dizziness

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 3, 2015

A patient is suing a medical facility owner, alleging negligence after she fell at the facility and was allegedly injured.

Cecilia Link filed the lawsuit on Oct. 13 in Madison County Circuit Court against Davita Healthcare Partners, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 6, 2013, Link was at the defendant's Sauget location for dialysis treatment. She had previously been diagnosed with dizziness and instability. The suit says she was seated and, when she attempted to stand, she fell to the floor. 

The lawsuit alleges an employee of Davita Healthcare failed to assist or stand by as the plaintiff stood. As a result of falling, the suit alleges, the plaintiff experienced pain, disability and disfigurement and had to pay hospital and medical expenses.

Link seeks damages of up to $75,000, court costs and attorney fees. She is represented by attorney Lanny Darr of Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1318.

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