$200,000 Settlement Reached in Negligent Administration of Medication at Nursing Home

Minnie Pearson was admitted to Carrington Place of St. Charles after she suffered a stroke. She was in her mid-70s at the time. About a month after her admission, nursing aide Heather Clark administered hydralazine to Pearson although it was another patient’s medication. She then became unresponsive and hypotensive.

The nursing home staff responded by attempting resuscitation and later called 911. However, Pearson died several months later. She was survived by four adult children.

The Pearson estate and family sued the nursing home, Heather Clark and her employer, Accountable Healthcare Staffing, alleging negligent administration of the hydralazine and choosing not to timely summon emergency medical assistance.

The defendants disputed that the medication error was a cause of Pearson’s death. However, the parties settled for $200,000 prior to trial.

The attorneys successfully handling this case were James Eason, David Zevan, Rachel Roman and Andrew Leonard.

Miner v. CPlace St. Charles SNF, LLC, No. 1611-CC01065 (Mo. Cir. Ct. St. Charles County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse lawsuits, nursing home negligence cases, wrongful death lawsuits and nursing 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 Brookfield, Willowbrook, Lyons, Lynwood, Lansing, LaGrange, Homewood, Bridgeview, Blue Island, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Hazel Crest, Palos Hills, Palatine, Richton Park, Thornton, Chicago (Roscoe Village, New Town, Near North Side, Southport, South Loop, Kelvyn Park, Koreatown, Horner Park, Gold Coast, Garfield Ridge, East Garfield Park, Belmont Central, Back of the Yards, Loyola Park, Lithuanian Plaza, Lincoln Square), Cicero, Fox River Grove, St. Charles and Skokie, Ill.

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

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