Morning patient became very confused,went to hospital.patient died 5 days later who would be responsible from patient death.
There are a lot of issues and questions of what happened. Just leaving a patient in a wheelchair is not going to lead to death 5 days later. It does sound like you should get a local attorney to look at the records to try to determine what happened. Based on your fact pattern, it is a mystery. Discuss with one of the attorneys in FL who have answered your question and maybe they can help you after reviewing all of the records to see if they can figure out what led to her death.
From the limited facts there may be a causal relationship between the fall, subsequent altered mental state and death 5 days later. The first question I would want to know is what was the medical determination, if any, regarding the cause of death? Head trauma?
Assuming a connection can be made between the fall and cause of death, the issue regarding whether the health care provider failed to act in a reasonably prudent manner based on the circumstances would have to be scrutinized. In addition, is there a statement in the woman's chart/record noting the fall and if so, who witnessed the fall?
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