Resident Dies Following Fall from Lift; Estate Alleges Facility Should Have Known Device Was Faulty

April 16, 2021 | Aging Services Risk Management


​The estate of a woman who died following a fall from a lift settled with the defendant nursing facility after alleging that the facility should have known the device was faulty, according to a summary in the February 2021 Medical Malpractice Jury Verdicts, Settlements, & Experts.  

The 84-year-old resident of the nursing facility was being transferred with assistance from a lift when she fell from the device and struck her head. She was taken to the hospital and died a few...

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