Supreme Court, Bronx County

The plaintiff claimed that she sustained a dislocated hip, peroneal nerve palsy, foot drop, the amputation of two toes and the inability to live independently as a result of the defendant nursing home’s negligence in caring for her after she had been treated at a non-party hospital for a fractured hip. The defense contended that the nursing home had followed appropriate procedures, the plaintiff was non-compliant with post-fracture protocols, and that the nerve damage occurred not at the nursing home, but in the hospital. The treating orthopedic surgeons had settled before trial. Demand: $200,000. Amount asked of jury: $2.1 million.

Result : Defense verdict.
Defense Attorney : For the nursing home: Sarah E. Sholes.
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