Patient Left Unattended after Fall Risk Assessment Suffers Head, Wrist Injuries
May 12, 2023 | Aging Services Risk Management
A Pennsylvania care facility has settled with a plaintiff who fell within hours of her arrival at the facility despite having been assessed as a high fall risk, according to an article in the March 2023 Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements & Experts.
The 88-year-old woman arrived at the defendant facility following a hospital stay and was assessed as being at high risk for falls at that time. The assessment noted her recent...