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Medical Malpractice Settlement after Woman’s Fatal Fall in Operating Room

The family of an 86-year-old woman who died after she fell from an operating table following a hip surgery has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with a medical settlement. The medical malpractice settlement halted a trial that was set to begin. The hospital agreed to pay $900,000 in the settlement. The woman died seven days after she suffered a massive head injury in a fall in the operating room as she was being prepared to transfer to her hospital bed. The hospital fall fractured her skull and caused severe internal bleeding. The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit, contending that staff in the operating room was too busy and preoccupied and delivered substandard care to the victim, which caused her to fall. The family also contended that the hospital was insensitive, first informing them that the hip surgery had gone well before telling them of the serious head injury. To read more about the wrongful death lawsuit, please click the link.