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Nursing home alleges unpaid balance on contract to care for patient

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 8, 2016

BELLEVILLE – An Illinois medical rehabilitation center is suing over services it provided that have allegedly gone unpaid.

Midwest Rehabilitation and Respiratory Center LLC filed the suit Feb. 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Patricia Allen.

According to the complaint, Allen resides at the plaintiff's nursing home facility, located at 727 N. 17th St. in Belleville. On May 22, 2014, the parties entered into a contract whereby the plaintiff agreed it would provide services and the defendant would pay for those services, the suit states.

Midwest Rehabilitation alleges it submitted invoices to Allen for payment, but she has failed to pay for the services, the complaint alleges.

The contract states that delinquent accounts would accrue interest at 18 percent annually. During her stay at the facility, the defendant allegedly incurred room and board and other charges for which remains a balance of $54,949.

Midwest Rehabilitation seeks a judgment in excess of $55,000 for all three counts against the defendant, interest, attorney fees and other relief the court deems just and proper. It is represented by M. Quinn Murphy and S. Linda Habibi of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard PC in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-101

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