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Woman alleges mother died from sepsis in nursing home

By Michael Abella | Jan 24, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A surviving daughter is suing a nursing home and care providers after her mother allegedly died due to complications from decubitus ulcers.

Debra King, as special representative of the estate of Barbara Wooley, deceased, filed a complaint on Jan. 11 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care Center, Healogics Inc. and Accellecare Wound Professionals LLC, alleging they violated the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act and the Illinois Wrongful Death Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 5, 2016, Wooley died due to complications associated with decubitus ulcers, which caused sepsis in her bloodstream.

The plaintiff alleges that during the last six months of Wooley's residency at the defendants' facility, they allegedly failed to provide necessary and appropriate treatment and services and failed to protect Wooley from abuse and neglect.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgement against defendants in an amount exceeding the jurisdictional limits of the court, attorney's fees and costs and all other relief that the court deems just and equitable.

She is represented by Paul V. Johnson of SL Chapman LLC in St. Louis.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-42

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