my Mother , a well respected woman of the Eastside community, died a horrible death at the hands of Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland on Dec 31,2006 and I really think this story needs to be told and or Evergreen Hospital needs to be investigated and held responsible.
On Dec. 29,2006 my mother was admitted in to Evergreens emergency dept. . She was complaining of leg pain. Tests were done and there was nothing that they could find other than my mother’s health had been declining since her treatments of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. After attempts to make her comfortable with pain meds and Anti Anxiety meds the stenographer left the room and forgot to put the security railing back up on the gurney. My mother sat up and fell out of the bed face and chest first, smashing her face and immediately having a heart attack which resulted in her death. The hospital has taken Zero responsibility and and had changed their story at least 3 times about the railing being left down. Finally they blamed my sister for putting the railing down which was a blatant lie. My sister was in the room only to witness our mother falling out of the bed and hearing the sound of her hitting the floor which has resulted in my sisters PTSD. It is very bad and she will never be the same.
When I finally arrived at the hospital from Idaho my mother was on life support, which was against her wishes, and her face and arm were terribly bruised. I feel that the hospital knew that they made a mistake and went against her wishes hoping she would recover. She never did. Now they are lying about this misfortune and trying to sweep it under the carpet. they have put us through the ringer trying to trash our families credibility and dragging it out for almost 3 years now. We are not a wealthy family and we can no longer afford the legal fees to go forward and with the hospitals knowledge of this they decided to not settle and put us through the ringer. Causing us to have to give up on the case. Basically they knew that this would happen and now they can sweep it under the carpet. This is a great injustice and it’s sad that an institution as big as Evergreen Hospital will not just admit that they were negligent and at least apologize .the case has been officially dismissed...we just couldn't afford to go any further.