$75,000 Nursing Home Settlement for Failure to Implement Fall Protection Measures

John Tsucalas, 76, suffered from dementia and was admitted to Meadowview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Just two weeks later, he fell in his room, striking his head and his right hip. He was transferred to a hospital for treatment and died ten days later.

The cause of death was determined to be a blunt impact right hip fracture. Tsucalas’s estate sued the nursing home, alleging claims for wrongful death and survival. The Tsucalas estate asserted that the nursing home had chosen not to implement fall protection measures or properly supervise him.

Before trial, the parties settled for $75,000.

The attorney handling this case for the Tsucalas estate was Frank DiMeo Jr.

Crane-Tsucalas v. Meadowview Rehab & Nursing Center, No. 2018-21692 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Montgomery County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home negligence cases, nursing home fall cases, nursing home bed sore cases and medical malpractice 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 Franklin Park, Glenview, Northfield, Northbrook, Palatine, Palos Hills, Long Grove, Vernon Hills, Lake Bluff, Waukegan, Joliet, Naperville, Round Lake Beach, Crystal Lake, Deerfield, Niles, LaGrange Highlands, Willowbrook, Hinsdale, Westmont, Bedford Park, Worth, Chicago (West Lawn, Clearing, Ashburn, Archer Heights, North Lawndale, Garfield Ridge, Wicker Park, Rogers Park, Irving Park, Jefferson Park, Oriole Park, Edison Park, Lincoln Square, Avondale, Belmont Gardens), Harwood Heights, Northlake, Westchester, LaGrange, Brookfield and Summit, Ill.

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

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