$130,000 Settlement in Failure to Prevent Fall at Nursing Facility

Viola Sickel had a history of falls. She was admitted to The Bridges at Warwick, a skilled nursing facility.  She was then transferred to its secure memory unit. While she was standing at the sink in her bathroom, the aide who had been spotting her left her room suddenly.

Sickel then fell and struck her head, suffering severe injuries that led to her untimely death.

Sickel’s estate sued The Bridges of Warwick nursing home, alleging that it chose not to implement an effective fall prevention strategy. It also was alleged that the nursing home failed to properly supervise Sickel while she was standing at the sink in the bathroom, failed to tell Sickel that the aide was leaving and that she was being left alone.

Before trial, the parties settled for $130,000.

The attorneys successfully handling this case were Jeffrey Zimmerman and Jeffrey Schmidt.

Carr v. Bridges at Warwick, No. 2019-08131 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Bucks County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home fall lawsuits, nursing home negligence cases, hospital negligence 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 Willow Springs, Justice, Palos Park, Alsip, Evergreen Park, Oak Forest, Country Club Hills, Tinley Park, New Lenox, Frankfort, Lockport, Waukegan, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Downers Grove, Oakbrook Terrace, Addison, Bloomingdale, Chicago (Kenilworth, Old Town, Near North Side, River North, River West, West Loop, Fulton River District, New East Side, Streeterville, Armour Square, Douglas, Hyde Park, Woodlawn, Bronzeville, South Shore, Gage Park, Ford City), Burbank, Wheaton, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Maywood and Northfield, Ill.

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