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Woman sues Cahokia Nursing for wrongful death

By Michael Abella | Jan 6, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A woman filed a wrongful death claim against Cahokia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, alleging a patient died as a result of negligent care.

Bonnie Nichols, as independent administrator of the estate of Oddie Bibbs, filed a complaint on Dec. 2 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Cahokia Nursing, Eileen Hoag, RD, LD, and SW Financial Services Company, alleging they violated the Nursing Home Care Act and the Nursing Home Reform Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that while under the care of the defendants, Bibbs' condition deteriorated, contributing to and/or causing his death on Dec. 2, 2015.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide comprehensive nursing home services in accordance with the standard care offered by healthcare providers in similar circumstances and failed to properly asses and treat Bibbs' medical conditions.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount in excess of $75,000, plus costs of this suit.

She is represented by Ross T. Anderson of Ross T. Anderson, Attorney at Law in East St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-643

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