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Slip-and-Fall Case Results

Substantial six-figure award A retired school teacher was hit in the back by a dolly as she walked through the aisle of a grocery store. The dolly was being pushed by a stock boy from the grocery store. The woman suffered a hip fracture and fractured elbow. A substantial six-figure award was obtained for her and her husband.

Large six-figure recovery A 60-year-old woman fell in a parking lot and suffered a serious injury to the radius and ulna, the bones of the forearm. She had two surgeries and was in an external fixation device for several weeks. She never regained full and complete use of her arm. We obtained a large six-figure recovery from the snow removal company that had the responsibility of clearing the parking lot.

Significant six-figure recovery A middle-aged woman from Beaver fell while working at the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center and suffered serious orthopedic injuries. The fall was caused by an oily substance on the floor that had not been removed by the cleaning service, which took care of the geriatric facility. We filed a personal injury claim against the cleaning company on the ground that their workers failed to do what their job required. We obtained a significant six-figure recovery on her behalf.

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 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.

Large six-figure award — An elderly woman was a patient at Shadyside Hospital when she suffered a fall while trying to go to the bathroom. She ended up with a head injury, which eventually caused a stroke and her death one week later. We successfully filed a wrongful death against the nurses and the hospital that were responsible for the fall, and a large six-figure award was obtained for the patient's heirs.

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.

Significant six-figure award A retired woman from Allegheny County suffered a severe fracture of the right arm and elbow as a result of falling on ice and snow, which had been allowed to accumulate in a parking lot outside of a restaurant. We filed a negligence claim against the owner of the property and were able to prove that the ice and snow had been accumulated for days without being removed. We obtained a significant six-figure award on her behalf.

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