$350,000 Settlement Reached in Nursing Home’s Failure to Follow Regulations for Admission of Violent Resident

Doe, 62, suffered from developmental delays and schizophrenia and lived at Roe Residential Care Facility. While Doe was there, he suffered a vicious beating from his roommate, resulting in a fractured left femur, four broken bones, a broken left clavicle and a collapsed lung. There were other injuries as well.

Doe remained in the hospital’s intensive care unit for two weeks after this occurrence. He was later transferred to a skilled nursing facility for two months.

Doe sued the residential care facility alleging that it knew or should have known that Doe’s roommate was not an appropriate candidate for admission due to the roommate’s tendencies toward violence. Doe further claimed that the defendant residential care facility, Roe Facility, chose not to follow the applicable regulations for its admission and retention of the roommate.

The residential care facility argued that it had followed all regulations and that Doe’s serious injuries happened during or after his transport to the hospital.

Before trial, the parties settled for $350,000.

The attorney successfully handling this case for Doe was Benjamin T. Ikuta.

Doe v. Roe Facility, Undisclosed Docket (Cal. Super. Ct. Los Angeles County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse lawsuits, long term care negligence cases, assisted living lawsuits and hospital 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 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Glenview, Highland Park, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Streamwood, Hanover Park, Franklin Park, Lombard, Wheaton, Downers Grove, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Lemont, Orland Park, Palos Park, Chicago Ridge, Calumet Park, Olympia Fields, Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Hills, South Holland, Bedford Park, Chicago (Gage Park, South Side, Hyde Park, Wrigleyville, River North, Old Town, Bucktown, Irving Park, Forest Glen, Logan Square, Avondale, North Center, Pilsen, Archer Heights, Garfield Ridge, Beverly, Morgan Park, Washington Heights, Roscoe Village), Alsip, Willowbrook, Harvey, Markham, Hazel Crest, Country Club Hills and Tinley Park, Ill.

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