$75,000 Settlement in Failure to Prevent Pressure Sores at Nursing Home

Caledonia Dela Pena, 91, suffered a fall at home; she sustained a fractured femur. She was admitted to Bryn Mawr Terrace facility where a skin assessment revealed intact skin with no rashes.

After Dela Pena’s discharge several days later, she was taken to a hospital emergency room where she was diagnosed as having a Stage I sacral pressure sore. Her health unfortunately deteriorated, including a worsening of the pressure sore. She died four months later and was survived by her two adult children.

Dela Pena’s estate sued Bryn Mawr Terrace, alleging that it chose not to timely turn and reposition her during her stay and provide proper wound care. The lawsuit also named the hospital for inadequate wound treatment and charting among other claims.

The parties settled with Bryn Mawr Terrace for $75,000. The Dela Pena’s estate lawsuit against the hospital is pending.

The attorney handling this case for the Dela Pena family was Jerry A. Lindheim.

Brake v. Bryn Mawr Terrace, 2017-15793 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Phila. Cty).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse cases, nursing home negligence cases, nursing home bed sore 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 medical provider for more than 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, Algonquin, McHenry, Round Lake Beach, Waukegan, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Orland Park, New Lenox, Frankfort, Chicago Heights, Homewood, Oak Lawn, Chicago (South Shore, Englewood, Chatham, Gage Park, McKinley Park, Logan Square, Lincoln Square, Bucktown, Belmont Gardens, Irving Park, Edgewater), Lincolnwood, Lincolnshire, Schaumburg, Schiller Park and Park Ridge, Ill.

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

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