A 74-years old woman with a long history of rheumatoid arthritis and partial dementia was admitted to a Chicago area nursing facility for rehabilitation care. She had deconditioned during a recent hospital stay to treat sickness and dehydration. She had mobility limitations. Staff apparently failed to adjust their treatment when she developed a urinary infection after two weeks in the facility. She experienced a fall in the middle of the night that caused a severe head injury. The brain trauma led to her death. She left behind a husband of 55 years.
The Result – $775,000 settlement for wrongful death
37-year-old electrician was injured when equipment he was working on as part of a construction project at a telecommunications plant failed due to poor maintenance and caused an electrical shock and explosion. It left him with serious, permanent injuries to his right hand and arm, and unable to return to gainful employment.