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        Resident Requires Hip Replacement After Fall in Nursing Home

        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 transferred to a nursing home to recover from a gall bladder surgery. During her stay, she repeatedly asked for help when going to the bathroom because she was unable to ambulate independently. One morning when she tried to climb out of her bed on her own, she fell and fractured her hip and her arm. She required a total hip replacement. Prior to her stay at the nursing home, she lived an active lifestyle.

        • In Depth Look

          Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys filed a negligence claim against the nursing home. They argued that the nursing home failed to follow its policies of keeping bed rails up, which resulted in their client’s fall and subsequent injury. They deposed the client’s roommate who testified that she witnessed the fall and the staff at the nursing home did not come to her aid for an extended period of time.

          The defendants motioned to dismiss the complaint, that the behavior of the staff did not meet the standard of care that characterizes negligent conduct. Injury attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates continued to depose witnesses to establish that the standard of care had, in fact, been breached. They for their client’s voice and ultimately negotiated a settlement on her behalf.

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        Details

        Resident Requires Hip Replacement After Fall in Nursing Home

        • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
        • Personal Injury
        • Settlement