The two-count suit was filed by the law offices of Brown and Crouppen in St. Louis on behalf of Linda Fester, the mother and administrator of the estate of Angela Crotchett.
The filing, which only represents one side of the claim, states Crotchett suffered from mental and physical disabilities. She was accepted as a patient into Pathway’s Community-Integrated Living Arrangement facility at 7 Catalina Court.
The lawsuit says Crotchett had disabilities that left her vulnerable to harm when bathing and Pathway had adopted an individual service plan for her that required she be supervised while bathing.
The suit contends on February 13th, 2011, she was allowed to bathe alone before she was found facedown in the bathtub. The lawsuit says Pathway personnel began CPR and called 911. Crotchett was taken to Passavant Area Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The filing claims Pathway should be held responsible for Crotchett’s death for not supervising her while she bathed. It also claims she was overdosed on medication by Pathway caregivers.
The suit says Fester suffered from grief, sorrow and mental suffering after the death of her daughter.
It’s asking for in excess of $50,000.