$125,000 Settlement in Nursing Home Case Regarding Failure to Prevent Falls

Vera Petrella was a resident of the Arden Courts of Yardley long-term care facility. She had a history of coronary artery disease, hypertension, dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

Her care plan provided that she would receive assistance transferring her in and out of bed, assistance going to the bathroom and walking. Several weeks after she was admitted, Petrella fell. After several more falls, she suffered a fractured left hip that required surgery. She later died as a result and was survived by her three children.

The Petrella family and children sued Arden Courts of Yardley PA LLC and other entities, alleging claims for wrongful death and survival. The Petrella family claimed that the facility chose not to implement fall prevention measures, adequately assess her condition and provide sufficient supervision.

Before trial, the parties settled this case for $125,000.

The attorney handling this lawsuit for the Petrella family was Denine M. Moscariello.

Petrella v. Arden Courts of Yardley PA, LLC, No. 2018-01927 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Bucks County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse lawsuits, nursing home fall lawsuits, nursing home bed sore cases, long-term care negligence cases and wrongful death 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 Oak Lawn, Chicago Ridge, Hickory Hills, Countryside, Westchester, Melrose Park, Des Plaines, Morton Grove, Evanston, Chicago (Humboldt Park, Albany Park, Buena Park, Gold Coast, Chinatown, Armour Square, Hyde Park, Wrigleyville, Burnside, Englewood, Auburn Gresham), Alsip, Crestwood, Park Ridge and Niles, Ill.

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