This case takes place in Alabama and involves a male nursing home resident who had been living in an assisted living facility for several months. The man’s mobility was severely limited following a stroke he had suffered a few weeks before the incident in question, and he required assistance to ambulate and perform many other basic tasks. One morning, after the patient indicated that he needed to use the bathroom, a nursing aid attempted to pick the patient up and carry him to the bathroom by himself, an action that was against the facility’s protocols. The nurse assistant dropped the man on the floor, causing a range of serious injuries including fractures and severe bruising. In spite of the patient’s serious injuries, the nurse assistant did not immediately report the incident to anyone else at the facility. The man’s mobility and quality of life were further reduced by the injuries he received, as well as the delay in care.