Allegedly Unattended Patient Injured in Shower

A former Friends Hospital patient alleges that she fell and sustained injuries while she was left unattended in the shower by facility staff. The patient needed chair assistance in order to shower and was given a wheelchair by a nurse. The wheelchair was too large to fit in the shower stall and the patient fell while attempting to get into the shower by herself, losing consciousness and injuring her back. The plaintiff alleges that she was discovered by another patient approximately 45 minutes after attempting to get into the shower, and was seen by a physician and transferred to an acute hospital Emergency Room approximately one hour and 15 minutes after that.