Falls among the elderly remains a substantial concern, as such falls often lead to serious injuries. Among the injuries that often occur are traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Because of the seriousness of falls – as well as their frequency – such falls have often been discussed on this site.
Because of the serious and often long-lasting effects of injuries resulting from falls – and the possibility of such falls leading to death – lawsuits against nursing homes in which these falls occur are common.
A wrongful death lawsuit concerning a fall and subsequent alleged negligent care received by an assisted living resident is seen in a lawsuit filed in Virginia.
The lawsuit is discussed in a number of media sources, including the April 24, 2017 Williamsburg Yorktown Daily article titled “Daughter seeks $1.5 million in wrongful death lawsuit against Colonial Manor, doctor” as well as the April 24 McKnight’s Senior Living article titled “Daughter seeks $1.5 million in death of mother after fall at assisted living community.”
As seen in the article, the assisted living resident (Alice Allen) is claimed to have fallen out of her wheelchair and hit her head on the floor.
Notable excerpts from the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily article include:
The daughter of a woman who died in 2012 after a fall at a Williamsburg assisted living center is seeking a $1.5 million settlement in a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit.
Thelma Barbour is suing Norfolk physician Paul Augustine, Colonial Manor Senior Living and Augustine’s employer, the Visiting Physicians Association, alleging they did not provide adequate care to her mother after she suffered a head injury from a fall, according to documents filed in the Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court.
Allen died August 23 after suffering complications from a subdural hematoma, documents state.
Additional allegations made in the lawsuit, as well as Colonial Manor’s response to the allegations, are further discussed in the articles mentioned above.
Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.
Elman Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and we have handled over 10,000 personal injury lawsuits over the last 25+ years. We are known for our courtroom trial capabilities. This is important for your lawsuit because if an attractive lawsuit settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive courtroom verdicts.
In fact, because of this court trial capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.
To immediately speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this legal consultation.
Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.