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Man Files Suit Over Friend's Nursing Home Falls


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6/15/2009
Brent Adams
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The next friend of a deceased woman has filed suit against the nursing home where the woman allegedly sustained personal injuries due to multiple falls that caused multiple fractures.

According to the suit filed by James E. Golliday in Illinois’ St. Clair County Circuit Court on June 8, Dora Haskins-Bond was a resident at Eldercare Inc., doing business as Calvin Johnson Care Center, between December 2004 and July 31, 2008.

The suit says that on July 7, Haskins-Bond fell during her stay at the center, causing her to sustain fractures to her left femur and right knee. Golliday says that because she had previously fallen during her time at the center, the defendants should have been aware of her susceptibility to falls and fractures.

The suit says that Haskins-Bond was known to be at risk for falls as of no later than February 16, 2006 due to having already suffered at least two falls at the center in addition to other factors which put her at risk.

However, the suit says, the center and its owners did not provide adequate resources and monitoring for Haskins-Bond to prevent a fall, in addition to other breaches of duty.

The suit claims that due to her fall, Haskins-Bond incurred medical expenses, experienced physical and mental pain and suffering, disfigurement, lost enjoyment of life, and aggravation of prior health conditions.

In addition to the center, the suit also names Steven Wolf, administrative manager of Eldercare, and Prudence Wolf, who had ownership interest in the company, as defendants.

Golliday seeks damages in excess of $400,000, plus costs, from the eight-count suit.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect


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