$224,000 Jury Verdict for Fall of Resident at Nursing Home

Joe Gutierrez was admitted to Mira Vista Court Nursing Home. At the time of his admission, he required help with daily living activities, and the facility allegedly represented to his daughter that it could meet his needs.

During Gutierrez’s stay at the Mira Vista Court Nursing Home, he suffered multiple falls, including a traumatic fall that necessitated transfer to a hospital where he was diagnosed as having broken three facial bones. This led to facial swelling, and it necessitated intubation and mechanical ventilation.

Gutierrez’s daughter, on his behalf, sued the nursing home’s owners and managers alleging improper staffing and supervision and choosing not to provide medical and nursing care in an appropriate and needed fashion.

The lawsuit claimed that neglect led to Gutierrez’s multiple falls.

The jury signed a verdict for $224,600 plus interest and costs.

The attorneys representing Gutierrez were Curtis Clinesmith, Dawn M. Smith and Paul Downey.

Gutierrez v. Bryant Irvin Consulting, LLC, No. 096-282228-15 (Tex. Dist. Ct. Tarrant County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse lawsuits, nursing home fall cases, nursing home bed sore lawsuits and medical negligence cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Maywood, Algonquin, Geneva, Aurora, Elgin, Schaumburg, Buffalo Grove, Libertyville, North Chicago, Lincolnwood, Winnetka, Franklin Park, Bedford Park, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville, Batavia, South Elgin, Romeoville, Carol Stream, Northlake, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Frankfort, Olympia Fields, Calumet City, Chicago (West Morgan Park, Englewood, Back of the Yards, McKinley Park, Bronzeville, Near South Side, Homan Square, East Garfield Park, Logan Square, Galewood, Roscoe Village, Uptown, Sheridan Park, Lincoln Square, West Ravenswood, Budlong Woods, Arcadia Terrace, Edgewater Beach, Little India, West Ridge, Rogers Park), Morton Grove, Wilmette, Arlington Heights, Northfield and Glenview, Ill.

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