$150,000 Settlement in Failure to Prevent Fall at Nursing Home

Louise High was admitted to Brandywine Senior Living at Upper Providence.  At the time of her admission, High suffered from dementia, hypertension, a bladder tumor and gait dysfunction. Because of these conditions, she was required to receive help with medication and activities of daily living.

During the second week of High’s admission to this facility, the staff at the nursing home found her on the floor of her room, clutching her right hip.  Later that day, she fell on her right side and vomited.

She was taken to a hospital emergency room where she was diagnosed as having a fractured hip and sepsis. Her condition continued to decline. She died several months later and was survived by her two adult sons.

One of High’s sons, on behalf of her estate, sued Brandywine Senior Living, alleging that it chose not to adopt fall prevention measures, properly assess High and prevent her falls, among other negligent omissions or commissions.

Before trial, the parties settled this case for $150,000.

The attorney handling the case for the High family was Christopher J. Cullington.

High v. Brandywine Senior Living, LLC, No. 2018-06984 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Montgomery County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home negligence cases, long term facility negligence cases, nursing home fall lawsuits, nursing home bed sore cases, Illinois nursing home lawsuits, and wrongful death 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 Burr Ridge, Hickory Hills, Chicago Ridge, Alsip, Blue Island, Morton Grove, Elmhurst, Naperville, Wheaton, Lake Zurich, Gurnee, Crystal Lake, Cary, Schiller Park, Dolton, Burnham, Chicago (Belmont Heights, South Austin, Lawndale, Humboldt Park, Bucktown, Albany Park, Edgebrook, Woodlawn, South Shore, Chicago Lawn, Chinatown, Little Italy, Cottage Grove Heights, Mount Greenwood, Beverly, Roscoe Village), LaGrange, Bridgeview, Melrose Park, Zion, Joliet, Elgin, and Matteson, Ill.

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