Pa. Nursing Home Sued Over Dropping Of Elderly Patient

Law360, Los Angeles (January 23, 2017, 9:32 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania nursing home was hit on Monday with a medical negligence and wrongful death suit filed in federal court that accuses the home's nursing assistants of dropping an elderly patient during a chair-to-bed transfer, which purportedly caused her death.

Ernest Corrado, on behalf of the estate of his deceased wife, Eleanor, claims that two nursing assistants at Timber Ridge Health Care Center dropped his wife while using a device called a Hoyer lift to transfer Eleanor from a chair to her bed. The suit said she suffered a three-foot fall onto the floor, resulting in a high-impact fracture from her...

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