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Patient alleges Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis failed to adopt measures to prevent fall


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 10, 2018

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ST. LOUIS – A Madison County, Illinois man alleges a St. Louis medical facility failed to implement measures to keep him from falling while under its care.

Ronald Bock filed a complaint on July 5 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against BJC/Healthsouth Rehabilitation Center LLC, doing business as the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis; The Washington University; and Barnes-Jewish Hospital alleging medical malpractice.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 1, 2016, he was admitted to the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis for injuries relating to a post-surgical complications from a triple bypass heart surgery. The suit states on July 7, 2016, he was found on the floor next to his bed and sustained a laceration under his left eye that required six sutures to repair.

The plaintiff holds BJC/Healthsouth Rehabilitation Center LLC, The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to adequately supervise and monitor him and failed to institute fall-prevention measures.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount of more than $25,000, plus costs and all other relief that are just under the circumstances. He is represented by James L. Boock and Nathan W. Davis of Rossiter & Boock LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC10691

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Washington UniversitySt. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit CourtRossiter & Boock, LLCBarnes Jewish Hospital