Nursing Home Fall
After a fall at home, the family of an elderly woman decided to place their mother in a nursing home facility after completing rehabilitation at a local hospital. The nursing home facility was advised that their mother was a fall risk and would need two nursing home assistants to move her. Unfortunately a week after her admission, a lone nursing assistant dropped her while moving the patient from the bed to the wheelchair, fracturing her leg. No incident report was filed. The case settled during court mandated mediation.
Court: U.S. District Court