$4.87 Million Judgment in Failure to Develop Care Plan at Nursing Home

Matthew Farrell suffered traumatic brain injury after being injured in a motor vehicle crash. He was admitted to Solterra at Castle Rock, a skilled nursing facility.

At the time of the admission, he could not move his legs. He was completely dependent on the facility for his hygiene, medical treatment and activities of daily living. The nursing facility allegedly did not reposition him regularly or keep his skin clean and dry, which left him with pressure sores on his buttocks, heels and lower back. He also became malnourished, which caused his wounds to worsen.

Within two months of admission, he was transferred to a hospital, suffering from a high fever, nausea and vomiting. At the hospital, he was diagnosed as having severe sepsis, necessitating surgical debridement, placement of a wound vac, removal of portions of his coccyx bone and surgery of a muscle flap repair.

His conservator sued the nursing home facility, alleging negligent failure to develop a treatment plan, provide adequate staffing, communicate with physicians and provide mental health services.

After a bench trial, the court issued an amended judgment for approximately $4.87 million.

The attorneys handling this tragic case for Matthew Farrell were Porya Mansorian, Lindsey Dougherty, Jerome Reiman and Jordana Griff Gingrass.

Schwartz v. Castle Rock Senior Living, LLC, No. 2017-CV-030955 (Colorado Dist. Ct. Douglas County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse lawsuits, nursing home negligence cases, long term care facility negligence lawsuits, nursing home bed sore lawsuits, nursing home neglect cases 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 nursing home provider for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Bensenville, Addison, Villa Park, Carol Stream, Mount Prospect, Hawthorne Woods, Lake Barrington, Fox River Grove, Crystal Lake, Cary, Lake in the Hills, Bartlett, Riverside, Bridgeview, Crestwood, Alsip, Blue Island, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Homewood, Naperville, Aurora, St. Charles, Batavia, Warrenville, Chicago (Logan Square, Bucktown, Uptown, Albany Park, West Ridge, Bronzeville, Old Town, Near North Side, Near East Side, Fulton River District, West Loop, East Garfield Park, Douglas, Oakland, Kenwood, Hyde Park, South Shore, South Chicago, Calumet Heights, Chatham, Washington Heights, Beverly, West Lawn, Garfield Ridge), Burbank, Bedford Park, LaGrange, Forest Park, Maywood, Berkeley, Rosemont, Itasca, Wood Dale, and Roselle, Ill.

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