CLEARWATER – An estate representative has filed a suit against the operator of a medical facility alleging that her decedent suffered injuries because of negligence.

Debbie A. Krieter, as personal representative of the estate of Dorothy Vandersalm, filed a complaint on June 1 in the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida - Pinellas County against Colonial Care NH LLC, Greystone Healthcare Management Corp. and Christopher Edelman alleging negligence and wrongful death.

According to the complaint, Vandersalm was a resident of the Lexington Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Petersburg from March 8 to March 24, 2016. The plaintiff alleges that as a result of defendants' negligence, Vandersalm suffered bodily injuries resulting in pain and suffering, medical and nursing home expenses, aggravation of pre-existing conditions and ultimately her death on April 6, 2016. The suit states Vandersalm suffered from urinary tract infections, pneumonia and sepsis.

The plaintiff holds Colonial Care NH LLC, Greystone Healthcare Management Corp. and Edelman responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide a safe environment and appropriate hygiene and failed to properly supervise and train their employees.

The plaintiff seeks disgorgement of profits and consequential damages together with all other relief as the court may deem appropriate. She is represented by Jason R. Delgado of Wilkes & McHugh PA in St. Petersburg.

6th Judicial Circuit of Florida - Pinellas County case number 17-003399-CI

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