$137,500 Settlement in Failure to Prevent Nursing Home Resident’s Pressure Ulcers

Jennie Serfass was admitted to the dementia unit at Arden Courts of Yardley. At the time, in addition to dementia, she also suffered from chronic urinary tract infections, hypertension and glaucoma. She used a cane to help her move and walk.

Several months after Serfass’s admission, she suffered two unwitnessed falls. She was hospitalized and transferred back to the nursing home where she suffered an additional fall that resulted in a femur fracture.

Serfass’s mental status declined on her readmission to the nursing home. She then developed numerous pressure sores, which caused her condition to deteriorate. She subsequently passed away.

Serfass’s estate filed a lawsuit against Arden Courts of Yardley and named several other defendants. The Serfass family alleged negligent failure to prevent Serfass’s pressure sores, provide adequate skin assessments, and implement fall prevention measures.

Before a trial, the parties settled for $137,500.

The attorney successfully handling this case for the Serfass family was Christopher Culleton.

Serfass v. Arden Courts of Yardley PA, LLC, 2015-07212 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Bucks County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse lawsuits, inadequate staffing of nursing home cases, nursing home fall prevention lawsuits, nursing home pressure sore 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 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Morton Grove, Crestwood, Forest Park, Elk Grove Village, Bellwood, Berkeley, Hillside, Westchester, Oakbrook Terrace, Brookfield, Western Springs, Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge, Justice, Bedford Park, Joliet, St. Charles, Wheaton, Chicago (Garfield Ridge, Gage Park, Avalon Park, South Shore, South Chicago, Hyde Park, Kenwood, Indian Village, Bridgeport, Canaryville, Chinatown, Greek Town, Near North Side, Bucktown, Roscoe Village, Lakeview, Uptown, Jefferson Park, Edison Park), Rosemont, Winnetka, Northfield, Des Plaines, Schiller Park, Cicero and Burbank, Ill.

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

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