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.
â€œI am proud to represent people like the Dembroskisâ€ commented Attorney Price, â€œIt\’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 awardâ€.