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Date: 05-16-2001

Case Style: Jeter v. Broadway Manor Health Care Center

Case Number: CJ-98-223

Judge: Garrett

Court: District Court, Muskogee County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Glenn R. Beustring, Tulsa, Oklahoma and E. Diane Hinkle, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Defendant's Attorney: Doug Borochoff and George Gibbs, Gibbs & Harmon, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Description: Nursing Home Negligence - Plaintiff sued Broadway Manor as surviving spouse of resident, who was convalescing at Broadway Manor after suffering from a stroke which rendered him incapable of moving and communicating. Mr. Jeter suffered head injuries from a fall when a Vanderlift sling broke while a nursing home aid was moving him. The claim against the nursing home consisted of the nursing homes failure to inspect their Vanderlift slings as required by the manufacturer and Broadway Manor's Policy and Procedure manual. Mr. Jeter later died. He was a WW II Vet who served as a member of a B-17 Bomber crew in Europe.

Outcome: Settled for $101,000.00.

Plaintiff's Experts: S. Frances Scholl, MSN, RN, CS, Nurse Consultant, Carrollton, Texas

Defendant's Experts: Dr. Kenneth J. Kirk, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Comments: Reported by Glenn R. Beustring

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