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  • $550,000 Settlement for Nurse’s Aide in Foot Injury Case

    Guzzardi v. Pennswood Village Nursing Home

    Case Synopsis:

    Our client was 57-year-old nurses aide who had been independently contracted to provide supplemental care for a resident of defendant Pennswood Village Nursing Home.  On the date of the accident, our client changed the bed linens for her charge and brought the soiled linens to the soiled linen room in order to put them in the container that the facility maintained for such a purpose.   At the same time that our client was placing the linens in the soiled linen container, a Pennswood housekeeper was pushing a utility cart through the door to the room and the lid to the container fell off and landed on our client’s left foot.  Our client sued defendant Pennswood for the negligence of their employee in pushing the utility cart into the room without caution.

    Immediately following the accident, our client suffered a contusion to her left ankle, but was able to continue working.  However, after a few weeks her left lower calf became hypersensitive.  Our client was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome by a neurologist. Our client was experiencing unrelenting and disabling pain that affected her ability to perform daily activities as a result of the accident.

    Outcome:

    The injury case settled before trial for $550,000.  The case was handled by Philadelphia personal injury attorney, Richard M. Jurewicz, of Galfand Berger. For more information on this case, please call our law offices at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or contact Mr. Jurewicz at [email protected].