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        Elder with Unsteady Gait Falls, Staff Denies Responsibility

        Recovered Favorable Settlement

        Injury attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates negotiated a favorable settlement incurred in favor of their client.

        • The Case

          A male nursing home resident fractured his left hip after a fall that could have been prevented.

        • In Depth Look

          Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys brought a negligence action against the defendant, for failure to carry out a duty of care to his client who had been admitted to the nursing home for recovery from pneumonia and renal failure. The defendant argued that it did not breach its duty of care to the resident. It claimed it had abided by all the regulations under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. The defendant further argued that the staff members are not required to be at all places at all times.

          Horwitz injury attorneys pointed out that the facility should have been aware of their client’s medical history and need for attentive staff. They argued that the facility wrote in the client’s care plans that the client was risk for falls due to an unsteady gait. Thus, had the facility fulfilled its duty to their client, the client would not have experienced the fall. The client required hip surgery to repair the fracture and this was a direct and proximate result of the facility’s negligence.

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          Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates invites you for a free telephone or in person consultation to discuss your injury and any questions you may have. You can also email us or even speak with us right now on LiveChat, located in the lower right corner of the screen. Even if you do not wish to retain an attorney, we can set you on the right path for free. Most of our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience and we have an outstanding track record in helping our clients and creating a strong trust relationship, as you can see in our Success Record. Please call our Chicago office at (312) 372-8822, or our Joliet office at (815) 723-8822, or you can call our toll free number at (800)-985-1819.


        Elder with Unsteady Gait Falls, Staff Denies Responsibility

        • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
        • Personal Injury
        • Settlement