$100,000 Settlement in Failure to Adequately Assess Nursing Home Patient

Elaine Jenkins was admitted to the transitional care unit of Vibra Hospital of Charleston. While she was there, she suffered from debilitating injuries, which led to her permanent decline in her health.

Jenkins’s estate sued Vibra Hospital and its administrator, alleging negligence, negligence per se, breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, violation of the South Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act, wrongful death and survivorship.

The Jenkins estate also argued that among other things, the defendants chose not to conduct adequate assessments, respond to changes in Jenkins’s mental status, and also failed to notify her family members after she suffered a number of different incidents at this facility.

The defendants maintained that Jenkins’s injuries resulted from a natural disease process.

Before trial, the parties settled for a total of $100,000.

The attorneys handling the case for the Jenkins family were D. Nathan Hughey, A. Stuart Hudson and Bradley Banyas.

Robinson v. Vibra Hospital of Charleston, LLC, No. 2019-CP-10-00348 (S.C. Ct. Com. Pl. Charleston County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home injury lawsuits, nursing home neglect cases, nursing home fall lawsuits, wrongful death cases, nursing home abuse lawsuits, and birth trauma injury 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 Orland Park, Hazel Crest, Tinley Park, Round Lake Beach, Hinsdale, Midlothian, Crestwood, Chicago Ridge, Glenview, Maywood, Cicero, Glencoe, Lake Forest, Elk Grove Village, Niles, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Lincolnshire, Bannockburn, Deerfield, Lincolnwood, Chicago (Rogers Park, Albany Park, Edgewater Beach, Ravenswood, Sheridan Park, Arcadia Terrace, Peterson Park, Mayfair, Wrigleyville, Mid-North District, Clybourn Corridor, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, Garfield Park, Little Italy, Greek Town, Aldine Square, Chinatown), Cicero, Broadview, Hillside, Winnetka, Wilmette, and Evanston, Ill.

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