The family of a 90-year-old Indiana woman filed a lawsuit against White River Lodge nursing home for a fall the woman sustained at the facility in May of 2005.
The suit alleges negligence and failure to train staff and follow physician’s orders. The allegations charge that the woman fell after a White River Lodge employee dropped her while helping her get out of bed after her ostomy bag burst. In addition, the home did not notify the family of the fall until about six to seven days later. The woman was taken to the emergency room revealing that her femur (an upper leg bone) was broken in two places.
The woman died four months later after she suffered immense physical and mental pain.
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