This case involves an elderly female patient in otherwise good health who was still working, driving and living independently when she suffered a trip and fall accident in the parking lot of a major big box retailer. She sustained a knee injury, as well as a fracture of her left arm. The woman’s treating orthopedic surgeon instructed her to avoid work and any strenuous activity; as a result, the woman became sedentary at home. While she was in otherwise good health, the woman had been taking medication to control her blood pressure and cholesterol. Two weeks later, the woman called an ambulance after collapsing at home and was taken to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism as well as atrial fibrillation. She was treated using Xarelto but the course of the patient’s recovery has since proven to be complicated, with multiple hospital stays. It was alleged that the patient’s change to a sedentary lifestyle following the accident was a direct cause of her deteriorating health.