Patient sues a health care provider after she falls attempting to get to the restroom.
A medical malpractice lawsuit was filed by patient, at a Charleston medical center, Jane Smith (not her real name). The woman who was heavily sedated, woke up in her room, attempted to use the restroom and fell. The fall resulted in disabling and severe injuries that subsequently required two expensive surgeries.
The plaintiff alleged that the medical staff negligently removed additional barriers placed on her bed by her daughter, disconnected the safety alarm and lowered the bed rails. Since the patient was still under sedation the absence of such safety precautions were alleged to be a causative factor in the fall.
According to the statement of claim, the patient was billed for an additional $66,294 for the surgeries required as a result of her fall. The lawsuit alleges that in addition to the medical staff failing to render services and proper care in a safe and prudent manner, the patient also suffered from mental anguish and additional pain.
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