$750,000 Settlement Reached in Failure to Implement Fall Prevention Measures at Nursing Home

Charles Jackson lived at Care Pavilion Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for more than four years. During his time there,  he allegedly suffered more than 14 undocumented falls. After one fall, he was found on a bathroom floor and was taken to a hospital where he underwent a hip replacement.

Jackson was returned to the nursing home but was transferred back to the hospital less than one month later.  There, he was diagnosed as having sepsis and severe dehydration.

He died just over two weeks later from respiratory distress, sepsis and a prosthetic hip infection. Jackson, 83 at the time of his death, was survived by his adult daughter.

On behalf of her father’s estate, she sued the nursing home, its manager, and others, alleging that they chose not to provide adequate care and supervision, including implementing a sufficient fall prevention strategy that would have included fall mats and hip protectors.

The lawsuit also alleged that the several defendants had delayed sending Jackson to the hospital for evaluation and treatment after his 15th fall.

Before trial, the parties settled for $750,000.

The attorneys successfully handling this case for the Jackson family were Michael Collis and Lorraine Donnelly.

Jackson v. Mid-Atlantic Healthcare, LLC, No. 3225 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Phila. County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse cases, nursing home negligence lawsuits, wrongful death cases, birth trauma injury cases and traumatic brain injury 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 Schaumburg, Elgin, West Dundee, Vernon Hills, Bridgeview, Oak Lawn, Bolingbrook, Lockport, Alsip, Homewood, Tinley Park, Deerfield, Crystal Lake, Northbrook, Palatine, Chicago (Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, Little Village, Bridgeport, Chinatown, Back of the Yards, Gage Park, Archer Heights, Little Italy, West Town, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Andersonville), Harwood Heights, Norridge, Wood Dale, Itasca and Addison, Ill.

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