EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing health care providers after his wife suffered a broken hip when she was left unattended.

Walter Hayes, power of attorney for Lorraine Hayes, filed a complaint on Aug. 16 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Alton Memorial Hospital, doing business as Eunice Smith Home, and Bethesda Health Group Inc, alleging they failed to exercise ordinary care.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 22, 2016, his wife Lorraine Hayes sustained a hip fracture when she fell at the Eunice Smith Home while she was left unattended. 

As a result, she has suffered aggravation of a previous condition, pain, mental anguish and medical costs. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants negligently failed to assist Lorraine Hayes with ambulation and/or any other means of safe transfer.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in excess of $50,000, costs of suit and all further relief that the court may deem just. 

He is represented by Robert H. Gregory of Law Office of Robert H. Gregory PC in East Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-1168

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