Apria Healthcare sued after oxygen tank allegedly falls, injures patient

A man is suing Apria Healthcare, claiming an oxygen tank allegedly fell and struck him.

Kurt Horvath filed a complaint on Aug. 21 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging they failed to follow applicable safety guidelines and regulations.

The plaintiff alleges on Sept. 20, 2016, he was severely injured and will continue to suffer pain, discomfort, impairment, and incurred medical expenses. Horvath claims an Apria employee failed to secure a large cylindrical oxygen tank, which was allegedly “precariously against the wall” of his home in Streamwood, where it was delivered.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants greater than $50,000, plus costs.

This article was first published by Cook County Record.

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