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Man sues Alton nursing home on behalf of deceased relative

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 16, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — An administrator for a deceased relative is suing an Alton nursing home for allegedly contributing to the resident's death due to negligent care.

Jerome Bates, as administrator of the estate of Judith Bates, filed a complaint on May 5 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Alton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center LLC, alleging the facility failed to treat patients in accordance with the standard of care.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 15, 2015, Judith Bates' weight had decreased and she complained of stomach pain while a resident at the defendant's facility. She was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection that allegedly contributed to her untimely death on June 25, 2015. 

As a result, the plaintiff claims the decedent's estate was damaged due to the costs of medical care, health care and nursing care that she needed. 

The plaintiff alleges Alton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center failed to obtain appropriate medical treatment in a timely way for changes in Judith Bates' behavior and medical condition, failed to provide appropriate hygiene and failed to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seek judgment in an amount in excess of $75,000, plus costs of suit and other further relief to which the court deems proper. 

They are represented by Ross T. Anderson in East St. Louis.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-597

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