Missouri $ 400,000 Settlement


A daughter has settled a wrongful death claim for $400,000 against an organization that provided physical therapy services to her 82-year-old mother at her mother’s apartment. Following a physical therapy session on October 20, 2014, the nurse returned to her car to complete paperwork. After approximately 15 minutes, the nurse backed out of the parking spot and into Claimant’s mother, causing her to fall to the ground and resulting in a severe ankle fracture.

After surgery to repair the fracture, the fracture re-displaced. Another surgery was performed but the brace the mother was required to wear caused wounds to develop on her ankle. The wounds were exacerbated by her mother’s pre-existing diabetes and peripheral vascular disease and ultimately amputation was necessary. On March 9, 2017, her mother’s leg was amputated above the knee. Her mother passed away on May 20, 2017.

After settling with the driver of the vehicle, the daughter hired Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe, L.C. for legal representation in a case against the organization that provided the physical therapy. The parties agreed to mediate pre-suit and reached a settlement in October of 2017.