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A nursing home was sued for medical malpractice when one of the residents repeatedly fell and injured herself. No plan was put in place to prevent further falls. Her last fall of 8 falls resulted in several fractures which allegedly led to her death. The case was settled for $500,000.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Virginia Medical Law Report
About: Settlement of 500,000 after elderly resident falls 8 times
Date: September 2004
Source: Virginia Medical Law Report
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