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Patient alleges injuries from fall at Alton hopsital

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 11, 2017


EDWARDSVILLE – A patient alleges he was injured in a fall at an Alton hospital.

Lyndall F. Newell filed a complaint on July 31 in the Madison County Circuit Court against OSF Healthcare System, OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center also known as Saint Anthony's Health Service, and Saint Anthony's LLC alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in Aug. 6, 2015, he was on the premises of the defendants for treatment and was directed by the defendants' personnel to enter a change/exam room when he fell due to a foreign substance on the floor. As a result, Newell claims he suffered physical injuries. 

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants failed to provide a safe ingress and egress, failed to provide adequate lighting and caused or allowed a foreign substance to be present on the floor.

The plaintiff seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000 for compensation. He is represented by Bill T. Walker in Granite City.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-1101

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