Family, Nursing Home Settle after Resident Dies from Head Injury following Second Fall in a Month
February 20, 2023 | Aging Services Risk Management
A Tennessee nursing home and the estate of a resident who died from head injuries following a second fall have settled allegations of negligence for an undisclosed amount, according to an article in the November 2022 Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements & Experts.
The 75-year-old patient was assessed as being a fall risk when she was admitted to the nursing home in June 2019 following a hospital stay. According to the lawsuit, the nursing home failed to take adequate fall prevention steps after this initial assessment. On December 1, 2019, the resident was found on the floor after an unwitnessed fall. Following this fall, she was assessed as being at high risk...