Everything listed under: nursing home death

  • Dementia Patient Falls At Nursing Home 6 Times, Final Fall Causes Brain Hemorrhage; Nursing Home Settles

    An 85-year-old female patient was, at all times relevant, a high fall risk patient.  The patient, who had a medical history that included generalized muscle weakness, dementia, and confusion, was allowed by the nursing home from 7/25/15 through 11/9/15 to fall on no less than five separate occasions.  Specifically, the patient fell on 7/25/15, 8/31/15, 9/29/15, 11/5/15, and 11/9/15. On 12/4/15, the nursing home again permitted the patient to fall.  The patient ...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Falls Multiple Times, Suffers Fractures, Nursing Home Settles

    A 74-year-old male patient was admitted to a nursing home on September 1, 2011. At the time of admission and at all times thereafter, the patient was a high fall risk. The patient's family expressed concerns to the nursing home staff about the patient’s safety as a high fall risk, needing vigilant supervision, to which the nursing home staff responded by assuring the patient’s family he would be protected from falls and that all fall interventions would be used with him.On Septem...  Read More...

  • Patient Falls, Fractures Ribs, Suffers Respiratory Distress and Dies

    An 81-year-old patient was admitted to a nursing home on March 18, 2009. On admission, he was known by the defendants to be a high fall risk due to an unsteady gait and weakness and poor safety while ambulating, among other medical conditions and limitations.On March 21, 2009, the patient was permitted by the nursing home to fall in his bathroom. The patient was found in the bathroom floor.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient On Blood Thinner Dies From Internal Bleeding

    A 91-year-old female patient sustained a fall at home on July 3, 2013. As a result of the fall, she was hospitalized at the hospital with left hip and left wrist fractures. She received surgery at the hospital to repair the fractures.   Read More...