Feb 7, 2019

Fall Settlement

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The Telegram reported that Beaumont Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center nursing home has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed after a resident died from injuries she suffered in a fall that should and could have been prevented.

Candilou C Hitchcock filed the lawsuit in 2017 after her mother, Betty “Betsy” (Ford) Crane, fell while residing at the nursing home on July 29, 2015, and died Aug. 7 of blunt force head trauma.  Ms. Crane, who suffered from dementia and had a history of at least 21 falls while at the facility, suffered the fatal fall after an employee forgot to turn on the alarm on the woman’s chair to notify staff when she got up.

The nursing home further failed to notify the physician or nurse practitioner, delaying seeking hospital care; and failed to inform the state Department of Public Health as required, Ms. Hitchcock maintained in the lawsuit


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Fall Prevention · Verdicts/Settlements

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