Florissant Woman Dies at Hand of Nursing Home, Family Files Wrongful Death Suit

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The family of a Florissant woman files a wronful death suit against “The Pillars” nursing home after she died due to head injury caused by the home’s staff.

Fannie Bell Brown, of Florissant, Missouri, was a resident at the Spanish Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, also known as The Pillars. She has five children who proceed her, and all are Plaintiffs in a wrongful death suit against The Pillars filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court.

Horace Brown, Jr., Jacqueline Brown, Marilyn Brown, Shirley Brown and Ivy Ware, all children of Fannie Brown, filed a wrongful death suit against The Pillars after their mother’s death on August 14th of this year. The suit claims that Fannie Bell Brown was living at the home, at 13700 Old Halls Ferry Road, when on July 1 an employee was moving her using a lift. While trying to move Fannie, she was dropped, causing her to hit her head. Fannie died on August 14 as a result of the devestating head injury. The suit claims that the home failed to properly supervise and train its employees, leading to Fannie Brown’s death.
Plaintiff’s are seeking unspecified damages. A spokesman for the defendant could not be reached for comment.

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