Jury awards $843000 for seniors hip fracture
CHICAGO (AP) â€” A Cook County jury has awarded close to $843,000 to an elderly woman who fell and broke her hip at a Chicago nursing home.
The award was returned Wednesday in the negligence lawsuit filed against Kenwood Healthcare Center after 87-year-old Ida Mae Brown fell in 2008. The facility since has been renamed.
Brown’s attorneys say she suffered serious injuries. Jurors found that the nursing home failed to develop an appropriate care plan to address her risk for falls, even after several previous falls.