Results

A PROVEN SUCCESS RATE

Since 2001, Gugenheim Law has recovered almost $30 million for the families of victims injured or killed through the negligence of nursing and assisted living facilities.  In 2003, Gugenheim Law obtained one of the largest verdicts in the history of Randolph County against a local nursing home. In 2005, Gugenheim Law obtained one of the largest settlements in the history of North Carolina (in a pressure ulcer case) on behalf of the family of a hospital and nursing home resident who developed severe pressure ulcers and died.  In 2009, Gugenheim Law obtained one of the largest published settlements in North Carolina in a long-term care case on behalf of a family of an adult-care home resident who died after becoming entrapped in his bed rail.  In 2014, Gugenheim Law obtained Plaintiff awards in two arbitrations against one of the largest nursing home operators in the United States.

SOME OF OUR VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS*

WRONGFUL DEATH
$1.635 million – Adult care home resident died of positional asphyxiation due to bed rail entrapment.
$890,000 – Hospital and nursing home acquired pressure ulcers; death from sepsis.
$800,000 – Nursing home acquired pressure ulcers; death from sepsis.
$650,000 – Nursing home resident sustained bilateral heel and sacral pressure ulcers and died.
$638,000 – Adult care home resident developed pressure ulcers and died.
$600,000 – (Verdict) Nursing home resident fell and broke hip and ribs; died of pneumonia.
$525,000 – Assisted living patient developed pressure ulcers and died.
$500,000 – Assisted living patient died after wandering away from facility.
$500,000 – Nursing home resident died of dehydration and suffered vaginal fecal impaction.
$500,000 – Hospital patient fell out of bed, sustained subdural hematoma and died.
$500,000 – Nursing home resident died of peritonitis due to improperly inserted feeding tube.
$500,000 – Nursing home resident died after choking on food.  
$400,000 – Nursing home resident died after fall that resulted in subdural hematoma.
$400,000 – Adult care home resident died after he was pushed by another resident.
$385,000 – Nursing home resident’s pressure ulcers worsened and became infected.
$350,000 – Adult care home resident died after staff failed to recognize symptoms of infection.
$300,000 – Nursing home resident fell, sustained subdural hematoma and died.
$300,000 – Nursing home resident died after choking on vomit.
$290,000 – Adult care home resident fell, broke hip, and subsequently died.
$275,000 – Adult care home resident fell, fractured neck and died.
$250,000 – (Verdict) Nursing home resident developed post-surgical wound infection and subsequently died.
$250,000 – Nursing home resident fell, sustained head injury, and died.
$237,500 – Nursing home resident died due to failure to monitor electrolyte status.
$235,000 – Nursing home resident choked and died
$230,000 – Nursing home resident sustained unexplained leg fracture, developed leg ulcers and died. 
$200,000 – Hospital patient fell, fractured hip, and died.
$200,000 – Adult care home patient fell, sustained head injury and died.
$165,000 – (Verdict-arbitration) Nursing home resident fell in bathroom and died.

PERSONAL INJURY

$1,000,000 – Day care resident suffered brain injury after choking
$500,000 – Adult care home resident sexually assaulted.
$425,000 – Nursing home resident sexually assaulted by unknown assailant.
$372,500 – Nursing home resident’s pressure sores worsened.
$300,000 – Nursing home resident developed pressure sores.
$250,000 – Assisted living resident fell and broke hip.
$162,500 – Nursing home resident fell and fractured hip at doctor’s office.
$137,500 – Nursing home resident not given adequate pain medication.
$137,500 – Nursing home resident fell and fractured hip.
$135,000 – Nursing home resident fell and fractured hip at doctor’s office.
$125,000 – Nursing home resident developed pressure sores.
$98,000 – Nursing home resident burned leg on a heater.
$95,000 – (Verdict-Arbitration) Nursing home resident developed pressure sores.
$60,000 – (Verdict) Nursing home resident fell and fractured hip.

*Gugenheim Law handles many cases with very complex legal and medical issues. The settlements and verdicts listed are not intended to guarantee a result in your case or to mislead you into choosing this law firm based on our prior results. Each case has its own individual set of facts and issues that determine the value of the case. The settlements and verdicts identified on our website were all collected on behalf of our clients. The State Bar of North Carolina requires all lawyers to list unfavorable results as well as positive results.  Gugenheim Law had unfavorable results in two nursing home trials, one of which was reversed on appeal.