$187,000 Settlement for Death of Patient in Negligence of Ambulance Service

William Dukes was under the care of Prompt Ambulance Central Inc. when he suffered a fatal injury. He was survived by his minor son.

The Dukes family and estate sued Prompt Ambulance and Kindred Nursing Centers Limited Partnership, alleging that they chose not to provide adequate care and treatment when transporting him by ambulance.

Before trial, the parties settled for $187,000. The Dukes family then petitioned the court for additional damages to be paid from the Patient’s Compensation Fund of Indiana. The court then did authorize $440,000 in payment to the Dukes estate from that fund.

Before trial, the Dukes family attorney engaged the services of an internal medicine expert.

The attorney successfully handling this matter for the Dukes family was Terry Kaiser Park.

Dukes v. Robertson, No. 49 D 10-1712-CT-046543 (Ind. Super. Ct. Marion County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse lawsuits, ambulance negligence cases, hospital negligence lawsuits, surgery negligence cases and birth injury lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Wheaton, Cicero, Oak Park, Berwyn, Franklin Park, Melrose Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Lombard, LaGrange, Elk Grove Village, Morton Grove, Chicago (West Ridge, Rogers Park, Uptown, Edgewater, Ravenswood, Lakeview, Avondale, Portage Park, Logan Square, Wicker Park, Humboldt Park, Pilsen, Fuller Park), Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Palos Hills and Burr Ridge, Ill.

Robert D. Kreisman has been an active member of the Illinois and Missouri bars since 1976.

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