Fall Results in Death at Regency Healthcare Centre in Taylor, MI

A resident of Regency Healthcare Centre in Taylor fell and suffered a fractured leg. When theresident was found on the floor of her room, her alarm had been turned off and her bedside mat pressed against a table. This fall broke her femur (thigh bone) and she required surgery followed by heavy medication for her pain. Her health quickly declined and she died on Sept 13, 2010, two weeks after her fall.  Our office filed a lawsuit against the facility because it failed to ensure her alarm was on at all times and failed to put her bedside mat in the correct place, as dictated by her Care Plan. Also, multiple staff members documented that they provided care to the resident even after she was transferred to the hospital.