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Alton Rehab and Nursing Center sued for alleged negligence

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 1, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – The executor of a woman's estate is suing over negligent health care that allegedly led to her death.

Linda J. Garrett, executor of the estate of June Pearl Sisson, filed the suit Feb. 16 in Madison County Circuit Court against Alton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center LLC, doing business as Alton Rehab and Nursing Center.

The deceased was living at the health care facility on April 13, 2014, when she allegedly suffered a medical emergency later determined to be a stroke. Employees of the defendant, although aware of the situation, failed and refused to obtain medical treatment for her, the lawsuit alleges.

The defendant, by and through its employees, is alleged to be guilty of negligence for failing to notify the decedent's physician of a significant change in her condition, failing to provide immediate treatment for her, failing to provide adequate and properly supervised nursing care to her, failing to supervise and oversee a comprehensive assessment of her needs and neglecting her.

That negligence allegedly caused injury to Sisson, violating the Nursing Home Care Act. It also caused her estate to become liable for large sums of money for medical care, she suffered pain and anguish, and severe and permanent injuries.

The plaintiff seeks a sum in excess of $50,000, court costs and other relief the court deems proper. She is represented by Robert H. Gregory of the Law Office of Robert H. Gregory PC in East Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-215

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