Physical therapy patient says Orthopaedic Associates of Riverside allowed her to fall during exercise

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 1, 2018

CHICAGO – A patient of a Riverside physical therapy center alleges she fell during an exercise because she wasn't supervised.

Ellen Pearson filed a complaint on Oct. 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against Orthopaedic Associates of Riverside, and two women who worked at the therapy center, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges on Nov. 3, 2016, she was a client of the defendants for physical therapy after a knee replacement surgery. She alleges on that day, the defendants instructed her to place her left foot on top of a halfball and write "ABCs" with her right foot while only holding a walker by herself. She alleges she fell and was injured during this exercise.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide her with adequate safety support or equipment and failed to provide proper supervision.

The plaintiff seeks an amount greater than $50,000, plus costs of suit. She is represented by Joshua D. Rubin of Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018L011339

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