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.