This case takes place in Florida and involves an elderly patient who suffered injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident. He was placed in a brace collar of his neck and discharged to the nursing facility where he lived. The physician ordered that the brace remain in place indefinitely until his next check up and office visit. Despite these instructions, a staff member of the nursing facility removed the collar without instruction to do so. The patient subsequently became paralyzed, allegedly the result of improper bracing. He is now incapable of using her lower and upper extremities, and the patient will require a lifetime of 24-hour professional care.