The Fallbrook Hospital District Skilled Nursing Facility was fined $90,000 by the California Department of Health in a case involving the fall and subsequent death of a resident. The citation was the most severe of its kind arising from inadequate care leading to the death of the resident. Although the resident was known to have a high risk for falling, the Fallbrook nursing home failed to take adequate measures to prevent the fall. The resident fell, broke his leg, and died four days later as a result of complications from the surgery to repair his leg.
The Walton Law Firm successfully prosecutes cases involving injuries caused by falls in the custodial care setting. If you have questions about falls, please submit your confidential question online, or call Walton Law Firm for a free consultation. We can be reached toll free at (866) 607-1325 or locally at (760) 607-1325