Both of Ms. White’s legs were fractured when an employee who was transferring her from her bed to a chair dropped her. The employee was either unaware of, or disregarded, instructions to use a mechanical lift during transfers. Following the fall, that employee did not seek medical attention for Ms. White, but instead placed Ms. White back in her bed. Evergreen employees did not seek medical attention for a number of days. Ms White was transferred to Walla Walla General Hospital, where she was diagnosed with bilateral leg fractures.
Ms. White passed away while undergoing rehabilitation for her earlier injuries.