CASE REPORT: 88 YEAR OLD ALZHEIMER’S PATIENT FALLS TO HER DEATH

An 88-year-old resident of the brand-new St. Barnabas Nursing Home facility located in Chattanooga, Tennessee died after a fall down a stairwell on Sunday. The resident, Frona Baxter, was found dead at the bottom of a stairwell after she rolled her wheelchair down a flight of six steps.

Police said Mrs. Baxter, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, “was allowed to roam the 3rd floor hallway where she lived in the newly-opened facility.”

Why was a resident, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, allowed to wander the hallways? Read the report here.

Dan Frith

Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.