Gordon Sproule, Jr. and Charles J. Fleming, Jr., partners at Huie, successfully defended a Mobile, Alabama nursing home facility in an Alabama Medical Liability Act matter that was arbitrated on October 1, 2018.
The case was brought on behalf of a nursing home resident who allegedly suffered a spiral fracture of the femur when she rolled out of bed while getting her bed linens changed. Plaintiff claimed the injury occurred because the nursing home breached the standard of care by failing to implement appropriate interventions.
During the arbitration, Sproule and Fleming proved there was no causation between the alleged incident and injury based on witness statements and medical examination results. Thus, the Arbitrator found that the alleged breach in the standard of care did not cause or contribute to plaintiff’s fractures and, therefore, returned a defense verdict for the nursing home facility.