$450,000 Settlement in Nursing Home Neglect, Resident Fall

Mr. Doe suffered from several health conditions. He had atrial fibrillation and diabetes and he had undergone amputation of his right leg.

When Doe was admitted to Roe Nursing Home, he was deemed a fall risk. However, a fall prevention plan was not put in place at the outset. He fell multiple times and suffered minor injuries. He later rolled out of bed after using a remote control that elevated his bed to the highest position.

As a result of that fall, Doe suffered a fractured left femur and underwent surgery. Unfortunately, he died the day following surgery.  The lawsuit alleged that the nursing home was liable for Doe’s injuries and subsequent death. The plaintiff asserted that his death resulted from the defendant nursing home’s numerous breaches of the standard of care related to fall protection.

The nursing home argued that Doe was responsible for his fall.

The parties settled before trial for $450,000.

The attorney handling this case for the Doe family was Dino M. Colucci.

Doe v. Roe Nursing Home, Confidential Docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse cases, nursing home fall lawsuits, nursing home wandering cases and nursing home 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 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Homewood, Highland Park, Gurnee, Lake Zurich, Bolingbrook, Joliet, Romeoville, New Lenox, Mt. Prospect, Waukegan, Chicago (Logan Square, Ukrainian Village, South Shore, Bronzeville, Wrigleyville, Chinatown, Greek Town, Rogers Park, North Lawndale, Austin, Back of the Yards), Winfield, Deerfield, Lemont, South Holland and Alsip, Ill.

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