Arbitration Award CA Fall from Wheelchair Cause Fractured Neck/Quadriplegia $1.675M
64 yr. old man with a history of alcohol abuse fell forward out of his wheelchair and fractured his neck causing him to become a quadriplegic and subsequently died. The allegation against the SNF was a failure to care plan for and implement proper fall precautions.
The case was venued and arbitrated in CA an award was made of $1.675M the arbitrator requested briefing on a attorney’s fees and the parties then entered into a confidential settlement. The details of the parties has been kept confidential.