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$1.2 Million settlement for family of 83-year-old who died while supervised by in-home care provider

November 18, 2021

Romanucci & Blandin, LLC announces a $1.2 million settlement for the family of an 83-year-old man in suburban Chicago, who died after a fall while under the watch of an in-home care provider. The elderly man fell and fractured his spine while attempting to make a trip to the bathroom. He died from his injury. His caretaker had fallen asleep on the job. The defendant caretaker and healthcare company admitted negligence and that their negligence caused the elderly man’s death.

This settlement is the largest of its kind in the Chicago-area County where the injury and death occurred.

The settlement was reached on November 3, 2021, and was mediated by the Honorable Christopher E. Lawler of ADR Systems.

The plaintiff was represented by Romanucci & Blandin Senior Attorney Michael R. Grieco.

“This elderly gentleman’s suffering and death could have been avoided had the healthcare company provided the services it was contractually obligated to deliver to the plaintiff’s family. We appreciate Judge Lawler’s role in leading the mediation of this case and to providing the family with some measure of justice and accountability,” said Michael R. Grieco, Senior Attorney at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC.

The confidentiality terms of the agreement prohibit disclosure of the parties’ names or any further information.

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