This case takes place in Alabama and involves an older patient who died as a result of a fall suffered while in the hospital. The patient had a past medical history of irritable bowel syndrome and was admitted to the ER with a staph infection, along with several additional medical problems. The patient was admitted to the hospital, where she was successfully treated for her initial complaint. She responded well to treatment, and as a result was to be discharged from the hospital after an observation period. Before the patient was discharged, however, the attending physician found the patient on the floor, where she was bleeding profusely. The patient died as a result of her injuries.