Audrey Smith, 92, lived at Anna Rehabilitation & Nursing Center and suffered from dementia, hypertension and depression. Almost ten years after her admission, she was found in a pool of blood on the floor of her room. She had fallen and suffered a subdural hematoma with midline shift, a C6 fracture, and an orbital fracture.
After being treated at a nearby hospital, Smith was transferred to a different hospital where she died seven days later. She was survived by her five adult children.
The Smith family and Smith’s estate sued the nursing home and its management company claiming it chose not to provide trained health care staff, provided inadequate staffing and supervision and failed to adhere to professional standards and inadequate care plan.
The Smith estate argued that the defendants had persuaded Smith to live at the nursing home by promising services it was not able to provide.
The jury signed a verdict for $972,000.
This tragic case was handled successfully by attorneys Kelly Sabo Gaden, David Resis and Kristen Koeller.
Gaden has regularly been consulted by Kreisman Law Offices on nursing home abuse and negligence lawsuits and has always provided excellent results for clients.
At trial, the Smith attorneys presented experts in geriatrics, nursing and nursing home administration.
The defendants presented experts in neurology and nursing.
Pescador v. Anna Rehab & Nursing Center, LLC, No. 2013 L 014282 (Cook County, Ill.).
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling medical malpractice lawsuits, traumatic brain injury cases and hospital negligence 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 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Summit, Chicago Ridge, Merrionette Park, Calumet Park, Evergreen Park, Bedford Park, Western Springs, Oakbrook Terrace, Oak Brook, Hillside, Berkeley, Northlake, Park Ridge, Northfield, Chicago (Austin, Hermosa, Polish Village, Edgebrook, Sauganash, Roscoe Village, Beverly, South Deering, East Side, Pullman, Roseland, Avalon Park, Grand Crossing, Woodlawn, Kenwood, Pilsen, South Loop), Oak Park, Villa Park, Itasca, Wood Dale and Elk Grove Village, Ill.
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