$350,000 Settlement In Nursing Home Fall Case

June 18, 2015 /  Jeff Meyers

Jeff Meyers and Tim Takala obtained a $350,000 settlement for an eighty two year-old woman suffered a fall at home and required an open reduction internal fixation to stabilize her hip fracture. After the operation, the internal medicine service failed to identify and treat an infection, which eventually led to Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, septic shock and ultimately death. Settlement was driven by a nuanced and scientifically supported legal argument which qualified the patient for the higher cap exception for non-economic damages pursuant to MCL 600.1483(1)(b).