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Evergreen Senior Living guest alleges trip, fall on uneven carpet

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 5, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A woman alleges an unsafe carpet caused her to fall at an Alton health care facility.

Caroline Hale filed a complaint on Sept. 26 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Glenhaven Gardens of Alton LLC, doing business as Evergreen Senior Living, and Heritage Enterprises Inc. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 26, 2014, she was on the premises of the defendants' property as a guest of a resident when she tripped and fell because of an uneven carpet in the hallway of the second floor common area.

She alleges this incident caused damages to her, including physical injuries to her right arm, shoulder and body, that resulted to disability and loss of a normal life and substantial medical bills.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to inspect the hallway and premises, failed to maintain its property in a reasonably safe manner and failed to warn plaintiff and others of the dangerous condition of the area.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor, damages of more than $50,000, costs of suit and further relief as the court may deem just. She is represented by Michael R. Wesley of Law Office of Michael R. Wesley LLC in Wood River.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1353

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