Patient Strikes Head And Dies After Fall

An elderly woman died after she fell from an improperly secured lift while being lowered into a bathtub.

An elderly woman died after she fell from an improperly secured lift while being lowered into a bathtub. The nurse’s aide who improperly secured the patient in the lift device continued to try to lower the patient into the tub even though she knew two-person assistance was necessary and another facility employee told her to wait until assistance was available.

This case settled in favor of the victims family on the ground of elder neglect and negligence.