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Hospital Fall Case Results

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 that 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 a Pittsburgh 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 lawsuit 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.

Significant recovery - 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 a local 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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