Mr. Doe suffered from several health conditions. He had atrial fibrillation and diabetes and he had undergone amputation of his right leg.
When Doe was admitted to Roe Nursing Home, he was deemed a fall risk. However, a fall prevention plan was not put in place at the outset. He fell multiple times and suffered minor injuries. He later rolled out of bed after using a remote control that elevated his bed to the highest position.
As a result of that fall, Doe suffered a fractured left femur and underwent surgery. Unfortunately, he died the day following surgery. The lawsuit alleged that the nursing home was liable for Doe’s injuries and subsequent death. The plaintiff asserted that his death resulted from the defendant nursing home’s numerous breaches of the standard of care related to fall protection.