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Woman sues nursing home following mother's death

By Lhalie Castillo | May 29, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing several healthcare providers, alleging her mother died due to negligent care. 

Patricia Taylor, individually and as independent administrator of the estate of Luevnia Taylor, deceased filed a complaint on May 21, in the Madison County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they failed to exercise the highest degree of care, learning and skill required of prudent health care providers.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times between Jan. 18, 2016, and May 20, 2016, Luevnia Taylor was under the care of the defendants. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to properly care for the decedent, causing her to suffer a sacral decubitus pressure ulcer, sepsis or urinary tract infection, pneumonia and an infection. She died on May 23, 2016. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to hire properly trained staff, failed to ensure the safety and health of their patients and failed to properly monitor and treat the decedent's deteriorating condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in excess of $50,000, plus attorney's fees, costs and all other relief the court may deem fair and equitable. 

She is represented by Kenneth Beljanski and Jaye R. Lindsay of Brown & Brown LLP in Fairview Heights.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-677

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