$250,000 Settlement in Insufficient Staffing Lawsuit Against Nursing Home

Shirley Liebenguth lived at Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, a facility operated in part by the local county government. She was morbidly obese and required assistance with basic mobility and total assistance with transfers.

When a certified nursing assistant allegedly attempted to move her, she fell to the floor and suffered bilateral fractured femurs.

Liebenguth was brought to a nearby hospital where she suffered cardiac arrest and passed away. She was survived by her two brothers.

The Liebenguth estate sued the county and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, a nursing home management company, alleging insufficient staffing, deprivation of civil rights, wrongful death and a survival act claim. The Liebenguth estate and family asserted that the defendants chose not to train or supervise nursing home staff or adopt and implement strategies to prevent resident falls.

The attorneys handling this lawsuit and wrongful death case for the Liebenguth family were James McEldrew III, Daniel Purtell and John Coyle.

Liebenguth v. Lehigh County, No. 19-2909 (E.D. Pa.).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling medical malpractice lawsuits, nursing home negligence lawsuits, nursing home fall cases, nursing home wandering lawsuits, and nursing home bedsore 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 Winfield, Westmont, Warrenville, Willowbrook, Plainfield, Lockport, Orland Park, Palos Hills, Willow Springs, Western Springs, Berwyn, Rosemont, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Lincolnshire, Highwood, Highland Park, North Chicago, Wauconda, Gurnee, Chicago (Kilbourn Park, Avondale, Irving Park East, North Center, Lakeview East, Sheffield Neighbors, Pulaski Park, Goose Island, East Village, Fulton Market, Little Italy, Near South Side, East Pilsen, Oakland, Kenwood, Hyde Park, Grand Crossing, Auburn Gresham, Wrightwood, Marquette Park, Lithuanian Plaza, Ukrainian Village), Bedford Park, Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Chicago Ridge, Elmwood Park, Schiller Park and Evanston, Ill.

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