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        Resident of ‘Falling Star’ Program Left Unattended

        Recovered Favorable Settlement

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

        • The Case

          A female resident was left unattended while she was in the bathroom and subsequently fell into the sink and hit her head. She was found on the floor over an hour after her fall by a CNA. She went to the hospital where she was treated for an open head wound, a cervical hip fracture, and a fractured pelvis.

        • In Depth Look

          Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys filed a negligence claim against the nursing home, claiming that the facility failed to implement its care plan. They reiterated that their client’s care plan indicated the resident was at high risk for falls and required total assistance with all of her activities of daily living. The staff used a ‘Falling Star’ program to mark which residents were at high risk for falls. Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ client was apart of this program. Despite this, she was left alone in the bathroom.

          The defendants motioned to dismiss the claim, arguing that the facts were insufficient to prove a violation of the Nursing Home Care Act.

          Chicago injury attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates rebutted this argument by presenting information from the surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Public Health. They pointed out violations from these surveys were sufficient indicators of the standard of care required for the facility.

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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.

        Details

        Resident of 'Falling Star' Program Left Unattended

        • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
        • Personal Injury
        • Settlement