Posted On: August 12, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Illinois Elder Care Worker Sues Hospital After Patient Attacks Her

A woman who used to work for Home Instead Senior Care is suing Gateway Regional Medical Center (also known as Granite City Illinois Hospital Company) for personal injury. Margaret King says the hospital company could have done more to protect her from a patient who attacked her.

King was a sitter who was hired to sit with patient Andrew George Reando. In her Illinois personal injury lawsuit, King claims that Reando attacked her last December without provocation. As a result of the assault, King says she injured her back, neck, and pelvis. She also experienced suffering, pain, and disability and now has medical expenses. She also suffered lost wages because of her injuries.

King says that Gateway should have stepped up security around Reando, who was known to be a risk to others. She also contends that the hospital company should have properly monitored the patient’s medications.

While workers cannot sue their employers for personal injuries sustained on the job, they are usually entitled to Illinois workers’ compensation benefits. That said, there may be other losses that work injury benefits cannot take care of. This is why if you were injured in a work accident you should consult a Chicago injury attorney who can help you with your workers’ compensation claim and any third party injury lawsuits.

Illinois work accidents do happen—even if the job a worker does isn’t typically considered dangerous, a worker might slip and fall, suffer from repetitive strain or back injuries, get sick due to exposure to toxic substances, or become the victim of a violent crime while at the work site or office.

Hospital worker sues after patient attack, The Record, August 12, 2009

Elder Care, AFL-CIO

Related Web Resources:

Home Instead Senior Care

Gateway Regional Medical Center

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