Health-care facility accused of wrongful death

By Philip Gonzales | May 24, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — The special administrator of the Estate of Zittie B. Harris (deceased) is suing OSF Healthcare, alleging wrongful death.

Olivia A. Lacey filed a complaint on May 12, in the Madison County Circuit Court against OSF Healthcare alleging that the health care facility failed to inform the physician of Harris with regard to patient's change in clinical status.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Aug. 23, 2015, the decedent died due to negligence and acts of omission. The plaintiff holds OSF Healthcare responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide the necessary information to Harris' physician, which became the reason for the latter's death.

The plaintiff seeks an amount in excess of $50,000 plus costs. She is represented by Joseph A. Bartholomew of Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer & Shevlin Ltd. in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16 L658

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