Daughter Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Hospital

The daughter of a recently deceased woman has filed a lawsuit against St. Joseph’s Hospital of Highland, Illinois. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleges her mother died from injuries she sustained after she fell while attempting to climb out of her hospital bed. At the time of the victim’s admittance to the hospital, employees knew she was a fall risk. They attached a close call device to her gown, which was supposed to alert them any time the woman attempted to leaver her bed. She then attempted to get out of the hospital bed, but instead fell to the floor. As a result, the victim suffered severe and permanent injuries that led to her death. She also endured great pain from the fall before her wrongful death. The hospital negligence lawsuit is blaming the nursing staff for failing to properly inspect the close call alarm, for using a close call clip that they knew was not properly working and for failing to properly monitor the victim when they knew she was a fall risk. To read more about the hospital negligence, please click the link.

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