NJ Rehab Center Ducks Sues Patient Help For Pushing Patient


Law360 (June 28, 2021, 2:22 p.m. EDT) – A New Jersey appeals court on Monday launched a lawsuit alleging that an assistant at a Chester rehabilitation center pushed a patient out of her wheelchair, claiming that the patient’s expert witnesses did not establish how the aide might have failed in her duties.

The two-judge panel upheld a summary judgment that cleared the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Select Medical Corp. of the complaint filed by Carolyn Schwartz, claiming that Schwartz had to set the appropriate standard of care that her assistant was supposed to follow, but none of her experts spoke of that standard.

According to the costume, Schwartz was at the Chester facility …

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