$262,500 Settlement in Nursing Home Fall Lawsuit

Olive Mary Davis lived at the Silver Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. As a known fall risk, she required a high level of care, including a bed alarm, verbal cues and raised bed rails.

On the day of this incident, she was found on the floor covered in blood. She suffered a fractured right hip. The fracture required open reduction and internal fixation surgery as well as treatment for her fractured forearm.

Davis died of her injuries within two months and was survived by her daughter.

Her estate sued the nursing home and its owner and operator claiming that it chose not to take necessary precautions to prevent Davis from falling or being purposely forced to the ground. The Davis estate maintained that the defendant nursing home, its owner and operator chose not to provide bed rails or instruct Davis to wait for help before getting out of bed. The lawsuit also claimed that the nursing home failed to protect Davis from other people at this nursing home.

Before trial, the parties settled for $262,500.

The attorney who handled this case for the Davis family was Franklin R. Strokoff.

Davis v. Silver Lake Center, No. 2018-03894 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Bucks County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse lawsuits, nursing home fall cases, nursing home wandering lawsuits, and wrongful death 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 Wilmette, Evanston, Skokie, Mount Prospect, Glencoe, Arlington Heights, Zion, Fort Sheridan, Calumet City, Oak Forest, Country Club Hills, Melrose Park, Elmwood Park, River Forest, Crystal Lake, Bedford Park, Chicago (Grand Boulevard, Kenwood, Washington Park, Englewood, Chicago Lawn, Archer Heights, Ukrainian Village, Logan Square, Bucktown, Wrightwood Neighbors, Bricktown, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Square, East Albany Park, Beverly), Northlake, Wheaton, Hinsdale, Maywood, LaGrange and Burr Ridge, Ill.

Robert D. Kreisman has been an active member of the Illinois and Missouri bars since 1976.

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