$3.25 Million Settlement - Nursing Home Neglect

Cook County - Attorneys Timothy Richardson and Paul Salzetta - A disabled 57-year-old woman was recovering at a nursing facility in a northern Chicago suburb following knee surgery. On 9/24/12, she fell out of bed and suffered wound dehiscence and a patellar tendon rupture which required three repair surgeries. She developed an infection and eventually needed an above the knee amputation. The defendant argued that the plaintiff did not follow orders to stay in bed and that the plaintiff’s underlying condition would have necessitated supervisory life care planning even if the injury had not occurred. The settlement was paid by a confidential nursing home.

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