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DEFENDANT’S – Medical Malpractice – Nursing Home Negligence – Plaintiff decedent falls from shower bench at defendant facility and suffers fatal injuries – Failure to properly supervise decedent – Wrongful death of 69-year-old female.

Philadelphia County, PA

In this nursing home negligence action, the estate of the decedent maintained that the staff at the defendant facility failed to properly supervise the immobile decedent while she was on a showering bench at the facility on July 27, ________. The decedent was left unattended, and was found unconscious on the floor of the bench. She never regained consciousness and died three days later as a result of the incident. The defendant argued that the decedent suffered a natural death, and did not die as a result of negligence.

The decedent was a resident of the defendant care facility. She had become a resident of the facility due to a fall she suffered in ________, which left her wheelchair bound and unable to care for herself.

The decedent is survived by her mother, who is in her 90’s. The estate alleged that the defendant was negligent in failing to do the following: Properly supervise the decedent, hire competent staff, properly train staff, and take reasonable precautions to eliminate and prevent unreasonable risk of harm to the decedent. The defendant denied all allegations of negligence, and argued that the decedent suffered a natural cardiac episode, which caused her death.The jury unanimously found no negligence on the part of the defendant.

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