$565,000.00 Verdict in Favor of Plaintiff in Wheelchair Fall Case

Date: December 1, 2009

A Lackawanna County Court jury awarded $565,000.00 to a Plains Township woman who was injured in a fall from a wheelchair at the Clarks Summit State Hospital. The plaintiff, Ana Dembroski, was represented by Attorney Joseph Price from the DLP Law Firm. A three part verdict awarded Mrs. Dembroski. $435,000.00 for pain and suffering, $24,000.00 for medical bills, and $106,000.00 to Mrs. Dembroski\’s husband for loss of consortium.

The jury found that the fall broke the plaintiff\’s left arm, torn her rotator cuff and aggravated pre-existing conditions in her neck and lower back.

The accident occurred when the Dembroskis were at the hospital to visit a patient. They were told use a rear entrance because the elevator was out of operation.

“I am proud to represent people like the Dembroskis” commented Attorney Price, “It\’s what we do here at DLP. I\’m happy that the jury was able to recognize the obvious negligence in this case and provide my client with a fair and proper award”.

Joe Price
Attorney Joe Price is a seasoned Trial Lawyer serving Northeast, Central and Southeast Pennsylvania for the past forty (40) years. He has handled serious personal injury cases in courts throughout the Federal system including New Jersey and New York. Attorney Price is A.V. Rated by Martindale Hubble. He is Board Certified in Civil Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996.