Verdict & Settlement Wins
Put Your Accident Behind You
Court: Cuyahoga County Common Pleas
Plaintiff's Counsel: David M. Paris
Foster Care and Visiting Nurses Settle for $925,000 in Abuse and Negligent Supervision Case
Plaintiff, a severely retarded adult, was placed into private foster care after one parent died and the other became incapacitated. The foster home environment was unsupervised and unskilled, allowing Plaintiff to become entangled in her bed and sheets, and suffer a strangulation episode. This resulted in some neurologic deficits. After her discharge from the hospital, she was returned to the same foster home where she laid in bed for several weeks and developed decubitus ulcerations on her coccyx, scapula, and back. The visiting nurses failed to diagnose the development of these ulcers despite regular home visits. Plaintiff suffered traumatic encephalopathy; decubitus ulcers.