Ms. Doe, 93, suffered from dementia and lived at the Roe Care Center. Her condition necessitated that she receive extensive assistance with transfers to and from her recliner, including when she needed to use the bathroom.
When Ms. Doe called for assistance, two aides allegedly responded and used the recliner to raise her to a standing position. The aide then allegedly assisted Ms. Doe to the bathroom and brought her back to the recliner. She was left in a standing position. The aide did not assist Ms. Doe in getting back into her chair.
As a result, Ms. Doe fell and fractured her left leg, which required surgery. The procedure left Ms. Doe bedridden and completely immobile, which in turn led to the development of pressure sores.
Ms. Doe’s condition deteriorated and she died just four months after that fall.
The lawsuit against the care center alleged wrongful death.
Prior to a trial, the parties settled for $325,000.
The attorney handling this case for the Doe family was Carlton F. Bennett.
Doe v. Roe Care Center, Confidential Docket.
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home negligence lawsuits, nursing home bed sore cases, nursing home abuse lawsuits, and nursing home wrongful death lawsuits 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 Melrose Park, Berkeley, Park Ridge, Niles, Des Plaines, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows, Highland Park, Lincolnshire, Mettawa, Lake Bluff, Highland Park, Skokie, Berwyn, Chicago (Little Village, Hyde Park, Woodlawn, Bronzeville, Calumet Heights, Chatham, Ashburn, Beverly, Morgan Park, Pullman, Wicker Park, West Ridge, Norwood Park, Edison Park), Rosemont, Itasca, Roselle, Lake Zurich and Villa Park, Ill.
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