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Woman alleges decedent developed pressure ulcers in nursing home

By Michael Abella | Jan 2, 2017

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

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