High-Fall Risk Resident Left Unattended Falls Suffering Broken Hip Found by Husband on Floor

Case Results | October 13, 2017

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A middle-aged woman was at a nursing home recovering from a stroke.  The nursing home rated her as being at a very high risk for falls and ordered that she be transported by two staff members at all time.  After being transported to a certain area, the staff members left her unattended for a long period of time.  The resident ended up falling, hitting her head on the wall and then fell to the ground breaking her hip, which required surgery.  While visiting his wife for lunch, her husband found her on the ground and called for help.  This resulted in a confidential six-figure settlement.