$205,200 Settlement for Negligent Patient Transfer

Mary Ritter was a nursing home resident. She had a history of kidney disease and a left leg amputation.  During a transfer at the nursing home, she was dropped to the floor. She suffered a traumatic femur fracture.

She then developed necrotic pressure ulcers, which led to a decline in her condition and ultimately was a cause of her death. She was just 60 years old at the time and was survived by her two adult children.

The Ritter estate and family sued the nursing home and several of its providers alleging nursing home malpractice and wrongful death.  After the parties agreed to a confidential settlement, the plaintiffs filed a petition with the Indiana Patient Compensation Fund. Before trial, the parties settled for $205,200.

The attorneys successfully handling this case were George C. Gray and Douglas Ryan.

Ritter v. Patient Comp Fund of Indiana, No. 49 D 13-1911-CT-048718 (Ind. Super. Ct. Marion County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home negligence lawsuits, wrongful death cases, medical negligence lawsuits, birth trauma injury cases, traumatic brain injury lawsuits, nursing home fall cases, nursing home bedsore cases, and hospital 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 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Melrose Park, Crystal Lake, Wheeling, Inverness, Northbrook, Bannockburn, Long Grove, Fort Sheridan, Vernon Hills, Lake Bluff, Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Park Forest, Willow Springs, Blue Island, South Holland, Calumet Park, Orland Park, Homer Glen, Matteson, Richton Park, University Park, South Chicago Heights, South Village, Lansing, Dolton, Chicago (East Side, Hegewisch, South Chicago, Calumet Heights, South Side, Englewood, Back of the Yards, Lower West Side, Armour Square, North Kenwood, Canaryville, West Town, River West, Goose Island, Noble Square, Near North Side, Humboldt Park, Portage Park, Union Ridge, Andersonville, Edgewater, Uptown, Sauganash), Schaumburg, Roselle, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, and Worth, Ill.

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