$225,000 Settlement in Injury to Nursing Home Resident After Transport Suddenly Stopped

A nursing home resident, Concetta DeMarco, was seated in a wheelchair in a transport vehicle driven by an agent of Lifeline Medical Services Inc.

During the trip, the van suddenly stopped, causing the wheelchair to flip over backward. DeMarco, 68, hit her head and suffered bilateral subdural hematomas, which required surgery.

DeMarco subsequently developed a seizure disorder, which complicated her recovery. Unfortunately, she died approximately one year after this incident. She was survived by her two children.

DeMarco’s daughter, on behalf of her estate, sued Lifeline Medical Services Inc., alleging liability for the incident and resulting injury.

Before trial, the parties settled for $225,000.

The DeMarco family was represented by attorney Joseph B. Wassel.

DeMarco v. Lifeline Medical Services Inc., No. 18-08782 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Montgomery County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home negligence lawsuits, car accident cases, truck accident lawsuits and catastrophic injury 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 Inverness, Rosemont, River Grove, Elmhurst, Palos Heights, Barrington, Deerfield, Calumet City, Tinley Park, Naperville, Evanston, Chicago (Back of the Yards, Pullman, Pilsen, Beverly, Roscoe Village, Logan Square), Schaumburg, Evergreen Park and Country Club Hills, Ill.

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