$775,000 Settlement for Inadequate Care at Nursing Home

Joseph Falarski, 88, suffered from dementia and other illnesses. He was admitted to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. While living at the nursing home, he fell multiple times, including while left unassisted in a bathroom and during transfers.

As a result of these falls, Falarski suffered serious injuries, including a subdural hematoma, facial fractures and lacerations.

Falarski’s health deteriorated after his last fall, which led to his premature death from complications related to his fall fractures. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Falarski’s estate and family sued the Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and the nursing home, alleging that the nursing home’s staff chose not to provide proper assistance, respond to fall alarms and adequately supervise Falarski. The suit claimed that he was regularly left alone for long periods of time.

In addition, the lawsuit maintained that the nursing home and Department of Military & Veterans Affairs had not followed his care plan.

The attorneys successfully handling this case for the Falarski family were Stephen R. Drew and Adam C. Sturdidant.

Falarski v. State of Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, No. 17-000332-MZ (Mich. Ct. Co.).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse lawsuits, nursing home negligence cases, wrongful death lawsuits, and medical malpractice 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 Morton Grove, Riverwoods, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Willowbrook, South Holland, Palos Park, Crestwood, Chicago (Marquette Park, Auburn Gresham, Avalon Park, Bronzeville, South Shore, East Side, Pilsen, Riverdale, Humboldt Park, Jefferson Park, Albany Park), Wheeling, Deerfield, Glencoe, Wilmette and Maywood, Ill.

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

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