$1 Million Settlement in Inadequate Care, Understaffing Nursing Home Lawsuit

Toni Gethers was an elderly woman who suffered from numerous health issues and required assistance with activities of daily living. She was admitted to Hillcrest Center Nursing Facility for a short-term stay.

Over the next five months, she developed a worsening Stage III pressure ulcer, dehydration and acute renal failure among other medical problems.

She also experienced significant weight loss and was hospitalized several times, including once for treatment of pneumonia and osteomyelitis of the sacrum. Her injuries eventually led to her passing. She was survived by her two adult sons.

Gethers’s estate sued the operator of the nursing home and other authoritative companies, alleging understaffing, improper training and supervision and failure to develop an appropriate care plan.

The estate also claimed that the defendants’ negligence caused her health to deteriorate, which resulted in unnecessary hospitalizations.

Before trial, the parties settled for $1 million.

The attorneys successfully handling this case for the Gethers family were Ian T. Morris, Brent L. Moss, Jordan M. Solarz, and Brian D. Reddick.

Jackson v. Crestview Church Road Operation LLC, No. 2019-02747 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Montgomery County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse lawsuits, nursing home bedsore lawsuits, nursing home fall cases, medical malpractice cases 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 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including LaGrange, Park Ridge, Berwyn, Cicero, Warrenville, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Streamwood, Lake Zurich, Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Des Plaines, Lake Forest, Chicago (Logan Square, Ukrainian Village, Belmont Cragin, Tri-Taylor, Humboldt Park, Pullman, South Loop, Bridgeport, McKinley Park, Washington Park, South Shore, Chatham, Gresham, Stoney Island), Oak Lawn, Hickory Hills, Palos Heights, Palatine, Oak Forest and Markham, Ill.

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

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