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
Date: 12/22/2015
Amount: Confidential
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

Description: 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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