Nursing Home Resident Suffers Fractures and Settles for $1.5 Million for Injuries

Peter Piel, 62, resided at the Mirajoy Home. When a nurse’s aide attempted to transfer Piel from his bed to a shower chair, he fell, hitting his head, fracturing his left hip and injuring his right leg. He required surgery for the hip and was diagnosed as having brain damage and chronic pain. His injuries and permanent condition are all related to his fall at the assisted living facility.

Through his guardian, Piel filed a lawsuit against the nursing home and its owner claiming improper staffing and training. Among other things, the lawsuit claimed that there should have been two aides transferring Piel to that shower chair.

The defendants argued that his injuries were not related to his fall. They contended that the aide had caught him before he hit the floor and that his injuries were not as significant as claimed. Before the case went to trial, the parties settled for $1,500,000. The attorneys representing Piel’s guardian were Michael F. Moran and Alexander H. Feldman.

The attorneys for Piel engaged the services of experts in assisted living, orthopedic surgery and neurology. These experts would have testified to the conditions of the assisted living facility, the orthopedic injuries, including Piel’s fractures and his resulting brain injury.

Piel v. Mirajoy Home, No. 30-2013-00631571-PU-PO-CJC (Cal., Orange Co. Super. March 14, 2014).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse cases, nursing home negligent cases, assisted living negligence cases and long-term care facility injury cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 38 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Bedford Park, East Hazelcrest, Hazelcrest, Harwood Heights, Lemont, Lansing, LaGrange Park, Justice, Midlothian, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Northfield, Northlake, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Olympia Fields, Orland Hills, Palatine, River Grove, Riverside, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Rosemont, Sauk Village, Schiller Park, South Barrington, South Chicago Heights, South Holland, Wilmette and Streamwood, Ill.

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