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Former resident's family suing nursing home

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ANN MARIE AMES
November 10, 2009
— The family of a former resident is suing a Clinton nursing home.

Attorneys last week filed a suit in Rock County court against Alden Meadow Park Health Care Center, 709 Meadow Park Drive, Clinton.


According to court documents, Jesse Brown, 74, died Feb. 22, 2007, at Beloit Memorial Hospital. Brown had lived at Alden Meadow Park since March 2006.


On Feb. 21, Brown complained of severe abdominal pain and was taken to the hospital where he died from a severely impacted bowel, according to court documents.


Brown's son, Printess Pritchard, of Chicago is suing the nursing home for negligence by failing to care for Brown and failing to hire qualified staff, according to court documents.


The also suit claims Alden Meadow Park violated the regulations of the federal Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987.


The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is listed as an involuntary plaintiff because the state oversees the payment of Medicare and Medicaid.


The two could be entitled to reimbursement, according to court documents.


The suit seeks damages, payment of legal fees and hearings on the compensation due to Medicare or Medicaid.



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