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Significant six-figure award An elderly woman who was a resident of a personal care home died as a result of burns she received after wandering away from her room and falling next to a radiator where she was discovered hours later. We filed a personal injury claim against the owners of the nursing home on the ground that they should have been supervising this woman much more closely since she had a known habit of wandering away from her home. We obtain a significant six-figure award on behalf of her family.

Large, six-figure settlement An elderly woman from Erie, Pennsylvania, who was a resident of a nursing home suffered a fall in the hallway when she was knocked over by a swinging door. The fall caused a hip fracture, which required surgery to repair. Unfortunately, the elderly woman died one week after the surgery. We successfully proved that the nursing home knew of other, similar accidents and should have changed the design of the door long ago in order to prevent accidents of this sort. A large, six-figure settlement was obtained as a result of the wrongful death claim we filed.

An elderly man suffered serious orthopedic injuries in a nursing home when a piece of equipment that was lifting him broke causing him to fall to the floor. We successfully proved that both the nursing home and the manufacturer of the equipment were at fault and resolved the claim in favor of the family.

Large six-figure award An elderly man from McKeesport with Alzheimer's disease suffered a fall at McKeesport Hospital, which eventually led to his death. The nursing staff should have known that he was prone to fall and should have taken further precaution by using a bed alarm and other safety devices. In a wrongful death and medical malpractice claim, we were able to establish that the hospital did not follow some of its own safety procedures in preventing falls, and eventually obtained a large six-figure award for the daughter of this elderly man.

 

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