Rae Hemingway was admitted to the Crestview Center Nursing Home. At the time of the admission, Hemingway’s risk factors were falling, which were documented; they included her history of falls, contractures, decreased circulatory function, and use of assisted ambulatory devices. She was considered a fall risk. By order she was not permitted to walk or remain unattended as a resident of this nursing home because of her fall risks.
Nonetheless, Hemingway was allowed to walk from the facility’s lobby down a hallway. She fell and struck her head and face resulting in a traumatic subarachnoid hematoma and multiple fractures to her face and arms.
Hemingway died several weeks later from complications of her injuries. She was survived by her adult son and daughter.
Hemingway’s estate sued the nursing home’s owner and operator, alleging that they chose not to, among other things, implement fall prevention strategies, ensure that a staff member was physically present to help Hemingway when she was moving about, and to enforce safety policies at the nursing home.
Before the commencement of the trial, the parties settled for $187,500. The attorney representing the Hemingway family was Adam M. Green.
Hemingway v. 262 Toll Gate Road Operations, LLC, No. 2015-03729 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pleas Bucks County).
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home negligence lawsuits, wrongful death cases, nursing home fall injury lawsuits, nursing home bedsore lawsuits and medical malpractice 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 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Skokie, Wilmette, Evanston, Elk Grove Village, Northlake, Oak Park, North Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, South Elgin, Streamwood, Palatine, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Northbrook, Lake Bluff, Round Lake Beach, Lake Zurich, Lincolnshire, Chicago (Lower West Side, East Garfield Park, Near West Side, Noble Square, Roscoe Village, North Center, Old Irving Park, Ravenswood Manor, Andersonville, Albany Park, Sauganash, Jefferson Park, North Mayfair, Montclare, Galewood, Austin, Little Village, West Elsdon, Westlawn), Bedford Park, Burbank and Stickney, Ill.
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