BELLEVILLE — An executor of a deceased woman's estate alleges negligent nursing home care caused the decedent to develop pressure ulcers.
Judy McGovern, executor of the estate of Betty Elaine Hamilton, filed a complaint on Nov. 14 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Covenant Care Midwest, doing business as Cedar Ridge Health & Rehab Center, alleging violation of the Nursing Home Care Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during the time that Hamilton was a resident at the defendant's facility, she suffered from pressure ulcers and infections.
McGovern alleges the defendant failed to provide necessary care and services and failed to develop and implement a comprehensive care plan.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this suit.
She is represented by Stephen C. Buser of Law Office of Stephen C. Buser Ltd. in Columbia.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-600