Broken hip at Florida assisted living facility leads to death
Location: Marion County, Florida
Plaintiff: A 92-year-old woman
Defendant: An assisted living facility and its administrator
Alleged Injuries: Non-lethal negligence, lethal negligence and wrongful death in a case where an assisted living facility resident suffered a broken hip and died a month later
The plaintiff suffered from urinary tract infections, pneumonia, falls and a hip fracture that required total hip replacement surgery while a resident at the assisted living facility. The defendants failed to properly hire, retain and supervise employees and to ensure they exercised care consistent with professional standards. They also failed to keep the plaintiff safe and prevent her from falling. As a result, she suffered extreme pain and medical expenses before passing away at hospice.
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