$700,000 Settlement for Failure to Secure Patient into Wheelchair

Ms. Doe, 56, was a nursing home resident who suffered from multiple sclerosis and used a wheelchair. When she was loaded onto a medical transport van that was parked on an incline, she was not fully secured to the wheelchair. She slid from the wheelchair and suffered bilateral leg fractures as a result of this fall. The injuries necessitated a cast and bracing.

In addition, she required hospitalization and underwent a blood transfusion and oxygen supplementation. Despite this care and treatment, her condition worsened. She died 17 days after this incident.

The lawsuit alleged wrongful death and failure to secure Ms. Doe into her wheelchair. The defendant argued that Ms. Doe had died of unrelated causes.

The attorney successfully handling this case was Charles M. Aaron.

In the discovery process, the attorney for the Doe family presented an expert in internal medicine.

Doe v. Roe, Undisclosed Docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home negligence cases, hospital negligence lawsuits, physician negligence cases and 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 River Forest, Franklin Park, Wood Dale, Addison, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Grayslake, Crystal Lake, Cary, Burr Ridge, Willow Springs, Lyons, Lemont, Long Grove, North Riverside, Forest Park and Itasca, Ill.

Robert D. Kreisman has been an active member of the Illinois and Missouri bars since 1976.

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