Bed Rail Causes Alzheimer’s Patient’s Death

An Alzheimer’s patient was strangled by her bedrail while residing at an assisted living facility. She slid off her bed, became trapped between the mattress and the bed rail, and died from positional asphyxia. Bed rails, often used to prevent injuries, can be deadly if not used properly and under the right circumstances. Currently there are many defective bedrails on the market whose dimensions do not meet the current FDA recommendations. Walton Law Firm represents the family of the 90-year-old woman who is pursuing a claim against the residential care facility for the improper use of bed rails, and against the manufacturer and distributor for producing and supplying defective bedrails.