$850,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement Against Rehab Facility.

Patient Falls, Suffers Permanent Brain Damage, Dies.

The law firm of DeBlasio & Gower obtained an $850,000 settlement for the estate of an elderly woman in a medical malpractice and negligence lawsuit.  The elderly woman sustained permanent brain injuries when she fell and hit her head on the floor at a rehabilitation facility in the Chicago metropolitan area.  She later died.

In the lawsuit, the woman’s estate claimed that the Defendants knew or should have known that the patient was at serious risk for falls because of her recent knee surgery and other medical conditions limiting her ability to stand and/or walk without assistance.    The woman’s estate also alleged that, despite these known risks, the facility violated its own safety rules and left the elderly woman standing alone in her room.

Experienced Injury Attorneys
The injury attorneys at DeBlasio & Gower pride themselves on taking care of their clients and their loved ones.  Clients who have sustained personal injuries (physical, mental and/or emotional) will be represented by experienced attorneys who have the skills to pursue claims for damages arising from another person or entity’s negligence, willful and wanton (reckless) conduct, intentional conduct.   Injuries and death can arise in many different contexts, including car, motorcycle and truck accidents, bicycle accidents, work-related injuries, health care facilities and sporting events.  You or a family member may be entitled to recover damages for various forms of losses and injuries, including, but not limited to:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Past / Future Wage Loss
  • Past / Future Pain and Suffering
  • Disfigurement / Scarring
  • Past / Future Loss of Normal Life
  • Past / Future Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Loss of Bodily Functions
  • Loss of Consortium / Loss of Society
  • Long-term care

The personal injury trial lawyers at DeBlasio & Gower LLC have the experience you need to face the most difficult challenges in court, including the Circuit Court of Cook County, the DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton and the Will County Circuit Court in Joliet.  Strategically located with offices in Chicago and Oak Brook, we are located near the major circuit courts and major highways and interstates.  Call us for a free evaluation of your personal injury claim at (630) 560.1123.  www.DGLLC.net.

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