Senior citizen sues Cheswick facilities over alleged fall

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A plaintiff suffering from Lewy body dementia says a local Easter Seals facility and a senior citizen transportation organization were negligent in failing to prevent a fall that seriously injured her.

Lois Yehle of Pittsburgh filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Dec. 29 versus Easter Seals Adult Day Services Harmarville and Northern Area Multi Services (NAMS), both of Cheswick.

On Feb. 21, 2017, Yehle was exiting the Easter Seals facility and attempting to enter the NAMS transportation vehicle, in order to be brought home. Due to her medical condition, Yehle required continuous assistance to reach the vehicle from the building – and claims the defendants’ staff failed to provide this assistance, leading her to fall and suffer severe injuries.

Consequently, Yehle claims she incurred a fracture of her right femur, a fracture of her right hip, generalized trauma and injury to her right leg, a blood clot in her lower right leg and injuries to her nerves and nervous system.

Yehle alleges the defendants failed to monitor her actions as required, failed to assist her in entering the vehicle and failed to use reasonable necessary case to prevent her injuries.

For counts of negligence against both defendants, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional arbitration limit.

The plaintiff is represented by William F. Goodrich of Goodrich & Geist, in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-17-017831

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