Phila. homecare agency named as defendant in wrongful death case

By Jon Campisi | Nov 16, 2012

The family of a deceased Philadelphia woman has initiated a wrongful death case against

a city-based agency that provides home caregivers to those in need, alleging the negligence of one of the aides ultimately resulted in the woman’s death.

Bucks County resident Jason Zebroski is suing Fairmount Homecare LLC on behalf of the late Cheryl Zelda Zebroski, who died on April 28 of this year after being admitted to Aria Health’s Torresdale Campus in Northeast Philadelphia following an incident at her home during which an employee of the defendant, while pushing Cheryl in her wheelchair down a ramp in the home, caused the woman to fall out of the device and land on her face and head.

The incident occurred on April 20.

Following Cheryl’s fall, the defendant’s caregiver called the agency to report the incident, and he furthermore notified family members, who soon went to the home and discovered Cheryl lying on the floor in pain.

The woman was then taken by ambulance to Aria Health in the Northeast.

Emergency room physicians diagnosed Cheryl with multiple injuries including, but not limited to, nasal bone fractures, facial contusions, and a vertebrae fracture, according to the lawsuit.

The woman ended up dying during her hospital stay, with the cause of death determined to be blunt impact head and neck trauma, the complaint states.

The complaint blames Cheryl’s death on the negligence, carelessness and malpractice of the defendant and its agents.

The lawsuit contains one count each of wrongful death and survival action.

The plaintiff seeks more than $50,000 in damages, plus interest and costs.

Jason Zebrowski is being represented by Philadelphia attorney Dale G. Larrimore, of the firm Larrimore & Farnish LLP.

The complaint was filed on Nov. 9 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

The relationship between the two Zebrowski’s does not appear to be spelled out in the complaint.


The case ID number is 121101007. 

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