The patient fell, fractured her hip, and passed away shortly thereafter.
The mother of our client was an elderly woman who required some physical therapy following a hospitalization; accordingly, she was admitted to a Cleveland area nursing home to meet that goal. The plan was for the elderly woman to return home after receiving the therapy – unfortunately that never occurred due to the negligence of the nursing home.
The elderly woman required a one-person assist with stand by contact guard until she regained her strength. This meant that a nurse’s aid must be at the side of the woman whenever she walked or went to the bathroom. After waking up one morning, the woman needed to use the restroom and an aid was called. The aid left the room while the elderly woman was using the restroom, and predictably, the woman fell fracturing her hip. While she was rushed to the hospital, the elderly woman’s organs failed over the next few days and she died.
The Cleveland nursing home neglect lawyers at Tittle & Perlmuter aggressively litigated the case. After nearly a year of litigation, the nursing home agreed to mediate the case where a six-figure settlement was reached.