A former employee of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has filed suit against the hospital, claiming that she was wrongfully terminated for filing a workers’ compensation claim after suffering personal injuries while working.

 

According to the suit Cheryl Lynn Scharringhausen filed on August 12 in Illinois’ St. Clair County Circuit Court, on October 15, 2007, she was working at the hospital when an unspecified accident occurred, resulting in her sustaining injuries.

 

Scharringhausen claims that she filed a workers’ compensation claim after the accident, but was fired on October 17, 2007. She claims it was in retaliation for filing the workers’ comp claim.

 

Scharringhausen seeks damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs.

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