$200,000 Jury Verdict for Failure to Monitor Nursing Home Resident

Pura Figueroa, 93, suffered from Parkinson’s disease and dementia and lived at the Muskego Nursing Home. While she was in the nursing home’s activity room with approximately eleven other residents, she fell, suffering a subdural hematoma and a facial laceration.

Figueroa died a few days later.  She was survived by her adult daughter.

Figueroa’s daughter, on behalf of her estate, sued the nursing home alleging that it chose not to properly monitor her mother, failed to adequately train employees, and failed to provide adequate staff.

When Figueroa fell, it was claimed that there was just one employee in the activity room, and there were eleven other residents.

The jury signed a verdict for $200,000 for this wrongful death. The parties later reached a post-verdict settlement for an undisclosed amount.

The defendant nursing home presented an expert in nursing.

The attorneys successfully handling this case for the Figueroa family were Patrick C. O’Neill and Jeffrey A. Pitman.

Figueroa v. Muskego Nursing Home, No. 2017-CV-004152 (Wis. Cir. Ct. Milwaukee County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home negligence lawsuits, assisted living negligent cases, nursing home abuse 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 LaGrange Park, Bolingbrook, Waukegan, Joliet, Hanover Park, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Hoffman Estates, Northbrook, Wheeling, Lake Zurich, Hawthorne Woods, Lincolnshire, Vernon Hills, Skokie, Lincolnwood, Berwyn, Blue Island, Riverdale, South Holland, East Hazel Crest, Olympia Fields, Orland Park, Chicago (Washington Heights, Beverly, Roscoe Village, Archer Heights, South Chicago, Calumet Heights, East Side, West Pullman, Morgan Park, Englewood, North Lawndale, Chicago Lawn, Near West Side, Belmont Cragin, Uptown, Old Town, River North, Near East Side, Ukrainian Village, Portage Park, Jefferson Park, Wildwood, Sauganash), Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Long Grove, Glencoe and Northfield, Ill.

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

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