$237,500 Settlement in Failure to Secure Wheelchair to Van’s Locking Mechanism

Ms. Doe, 80, used a wheelchair and resided in a nursing home. While transporting Doe to her doctor’s appointment, a driver for Roe Medical Transport Co. chose not to secure her wheelchair into the van’s locking mechanism. When the driver stopped abruptly, Doe was thrown into the console.  She suffered a fractured femur.  Doe required an open reduction and internal fixation surgery.

Doe claimed that the transport company’s driver had negligently chosen not to secure the wheelchair. The defense contended that the van’s lessor was liable for its defective locking mechanism.

Before trial, the parties settled this case for $237,500.

The attorney successfully handling this case for Doe was W. Randolph Robins Jr.

Doe v. Roe, Undisclosed docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home negligence cases, assisted living negligence lawsuits, medical malpractice cases, traumatic brain injury lawsuits, birth trauma injury lawsuits, and surgery 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 Maywood, Park Ridge, Villa Park, Westmont, Darien, Naperville, Willow Springs, Justice, Hickory Hills, Palos Heights, Crestwood, Orland Park, Mokena, Lockport, Elgin, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Cicero, Morton Grove, Wilmette, Winnetka, Northfield, Glenview, Wheeling, Vernon Hills, Libertyville, Mundelein, Chicago (Rogers Park, Humboldt Park, Bucktown, Belmont Cragin, East Garfield Park, North Lawndale, Little Village, Greek Town, Woodlawn, South Chicago, East Side, West Pullman, Beverly, Roscoe Village, Brighton Park, Jefferson Park, Montclare, Avondale, Edgewater Beach, Pulaski Park, Sauganash), Rosemont, Elk Grove Village, Palatine and Inverness, Ill.

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