While in the shower, the patient slipped and fell and suffered serious injuries. These include multiple rib fractures and a torn left rotator cuff injury. She has undergone two surgeries to repair her rotator cuff injury. She has ongoing pain and disability in her shoulder.
The lawsuit alleges that the hospital was negligent in failing to provide necessary safety features in the shower. Additionally, the suit alleges tha the nursing staff should have assisted and monitored the patient while in the shower to prevent a fall injury. No trial date has been set by the court.