Woman given wrong medication, dies at Florida assisted living facility

Location: Marion County, Florida

Plaintiff: A 100-year-old woman
Defendant: An assisted living facility and its administrator
Amount: Confidential
Alleged Injuries:  Non-lethal negligence, lethal negligence and wrongful death in a case where a woman died after being given the wrong medication

Description: The plaintiff moved into the assisted living facility because she needed help taking her medications. Two days after moving in, the plaintiff was found unconscious in the dining room. EMS arrived and was told she was given the wrong resident’s medications. She was taken to the hospital and given fluids and epinephrine but never recovered enough to return to the ALF. She passed away at hospice nine days later.

The defendants failed to properly hire and supervise employees and ensure that licensed nurses exercised professional care. They also failed to prescribe and administer proper medication to the plaintiff, among other failures.

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