$325,000 Settlement Reached in the Death of a Nursing Home Resident Caused by an Inadequate Transfer

Ms. Doe, 78, suffered from blindness and mild dementia. Her nursing home care plan called for her to receive assistance from at least two people during any type of physical transfer. This would mean transfer from her bed or transfer from a chair or a transfer from her wheelchair. Nonetheless, only one nursing home aide assisted Ms. Doe when transferring her to the toilet. Under these circumstances, Ms. Doe fell and fractured her left tibia and fibula. She died six days later as a result of her injuries. Ms. Doe was survived by her two adult sons.

Ms. Doe’s family sued the nursing home claiming it chose not provide adequate transfer assistance, which led to her fall and unfortunate passing. The defendant nursing home argued that Ms. Doe’s death resulted from her underlying medical conditions, not from her fall. Before trial, the case was settled for $325,000 confidentially.

The attorney representing the Doe family was Brett R. Leitner.

Doe v. Roe Nursing Home, Confidential Docket, No. (N.Y. Sup. Ct., New York County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home negligence cases, assisted living negligence cases, long-term facility negligence cases, nursing home abuse cases and wrongful death cases for individuals and families 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 Frankfort, Flossmoor, Mundelein, Round Lake Beach, Crystal Lake, Grayslake, Highland Park, Glencoe, Glenview, Northfield, Northbrook, Evanston, Skokie, Niles, Rosemont, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights, Ill.

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