Recovered Favorable Settlement
Injury attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates negotiated a favorable settlement incurred in favor of their client.
- The Case
A female nursing home resident fell twice in the nursing home, the first causing a broken collar bone and the second causing two broken ribs.
- In Depth Look
Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys filed an institutional negligence claim against the nursing home and the claim of willful and wanton conduct. The defendants motioned to dismiss the allegations, arguing that facts were not sufficient to establish a negligence and willful and wanton claim.
Horwitz injury attorneys rebutted this motion by arguing that a layperson can understand the standard of care set forth in state and federal guidelines. They outlined the Illinois Supreme Court’s definition of “personal care” as assistance with movement, bathing or personal needs or general maintenance of general supervision and oversight of the physical and mental well-being of the resident. Horwitz attorneys sustained that the facility breached its duty of care by not providing adequate supervision and personal care to their client.
Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ attorneys argued the facts set forth to establish the institutional negligence claim against the nursing home were sufficient. They stated, in sum, that the defendant placed profits before patient care when it failed to properly staff its facility. They roved that the facility failed to provide proper training to its employees in order to save costs, which was enough to establish institutional negligence.
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