Paul Smith was admitted to the Attleboro Nursing & Rehabilitation Center where he was recognized as a fall risk. Three years after his admission, he suffered a fall that resulted in a fractured hip. His condition deteriorated, and he died approximately two weeks later. Smith was survived by his son and wife.
The Smith estate sued the nursing home and several related entities alleging that these defendants had chosen not to properly evaluate Smith and failed to take the necessary steps to minimize his risk of falling and injuring himself. The Smith family lawyer argued that his fall was preventable, which directly led to a decline in his health. It was also alleged that the fall was a cause of his death just two weeks after his hip fracture.
Before trial, the parties settled this case for $120,000.
The attorneys representing the Smith family were Ronald Lebovits and Tara Dickson.
Smith v. Attleboro Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, No. 2018-04433 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Bucks County).
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home fall lawsuits, wrongful death cases, nursing home negligence cases and nursing home bed sore 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 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Addison, Villa Park, Lombard, Warrenville, Brookfield, Cicero, Hickory Hills, Naperville, Lemont, Chicago Ridge, Evergreen Park, Crystal Lake, New Lenox, Tinley Park, Carol Stream, Prospect Heights, Long Grove, Northbrook, Chicago (Edgebrook, Pulaski Park, Irving Park, Avondale, Belmont Gardens, Mont Clare, West Loop, Old Town Triangle, Near North Side, Near West Side, McKinley Park, Back of the Yards, Jackson Park, Roseland, Beverly), Oak Lawn, Justice, LaGrange Highlands, Lyons and Westchester, Ill.
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