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...

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