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Estate administrator sues nursing home for wrongful death

By Michael Abella | Feb 13, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A woman alleges healthcare providers with Caseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center's negligence resulted in a patient's death.

Teri Bonvicino, administrator of the estate of Mary Borkowski, filed a complaint on Jan. 25 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Michelle Vandorin DO, Caseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Inc., et al. alleging they failed to provide proper medical care and treatment to the decedent.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 30, 2014, Borkowski was transferred to Caseyville Nursing in stable physical and mental condition. On Jan. 28, 2015, she allegedly became incoherent, confused and unresponsive and was rushed to Barnes Jewish Hospital, where she was found to be in altered mental state.

Following her admission at Barnes, her medical condition deteriorated. She died on Sept. 30, 2015.

Her family suffered loss of her companionship, society and guidance, the suit states.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to properly monitor the decedent's mental and physical condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against each defendant in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs expended for this suit.

She is represented by Morgan Scroggins of Scroggins Law Office Ltd. in Granite City.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-28

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