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Medical facility accused of safety shortcoming

By Louie Torres | May 26, 2016

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EDWARDSVILLE — An estate executor is suing Alton Memorial Hospital, d/b/a Eunice Smith Home, a medical facility, citing negligence and alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Rita M. Nugent, executor of the estate of Christina Fillop, filed a complaint on May 18 in Madison County Circuit Court against Alton Memorial Hospital, d/b/a Eunice Smith Home, alleging that the medical facility failed to take safety precautions while assisting plaintiff Christina Fillop.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on July 4, 2015, Christina Fillop suffered a fracture on her right leg when it was caught in the wheel of her wheelchair. The plaintiff holds Eunice Smith Home responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to supervise employees to make sure that their clients were well taken care of.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant for a sum in excess of $50,000 plus court cost and any further relief as the court sees fit. She is represented by Robert H. Gregory of Law Office of Robert H. Gregory in East Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16L690

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