$197,100 Arbitration Award in Nursing Home Lawsuit for Inadequate Care of Resident

Dethel Bell, 84, was a resident at Palm Garden of West Palm Beach Nursing Home.  While a nursing aide was performing a transfer, she was dropped to the floor suffering a broken hip that required surgery to repair it. Her injuries led to “pain and suffering and inability to trust her caregivers.”

Through her attorney-in-fact, Bell sued the nursing home, alleging negligent failure to provide appropriate services, negligent hiring, retention, and supervision. It also alleged that the nursing aide’s acts led to the liability of the nursing home by way of vicarious liability.

At arbitration, an award of $197,100 was entered, including $130,000 for Bell’s mental anguish.

The attorney representing Bell was Scott M. Fischer.

Jones v. Palm Garden of West Palm Beach, LLC, No. 502019CA003456 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Palm Beach County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home fall lawsuits, nursing home abuse cases, nursing home negligence lawsuits, assisted care negligence cases and long term care negligence 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 Blue Island, Palos Hills, Hickory Hills, LaGrange Highlands, Downers Grove, Naperville, Oakbrook Terrace, Villa Park, Franklin Park, Schaumburg, Bloomingdale, Lake Zurich, Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect, Hoffman Estates, Streamwood, Bensenville, Romeoville, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Wheeling, Geneva, Elgin, South Elgin, Barrington, Addison, Villa Park, Hillside, Berwyn, LaGrange Park, Summit, Palos Park, Burbank, Chicago (West Lawn, Marquette Park, Ashburn, Scottsdale, Beverly View, Auburn Gresham, West Englewood, South Loop, Canaryville, Brighton Park, Archer Heights, McKinley Park, Pilsen, Pullman, East Garfield Park, North Lawndale, Greek Town, Humboldt Park, Austin, Ukrainian Village, Andersonville, Bronzeville, Roscoe Village, North Center, Horner Park, Big Oaks), Park Ridge, Niles, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Skokie and Evanston, Ill.

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