In 1999, Ronald Christner was confined at the AHCC. Mr. Christner is disabled and requires assistance in attending to his personal hygiene needs. On August 8, Mr. Christner was given a bath by AHCC nursing staff. Although he was supposed to be constantly monitored and assisted while bathing, AHCC staff left him unattended in a tub for more than an hour. Mr. Christner subsequently slipped, hit his head and was rendered unconscious.
Mr. Christner filed a tort claim with the Division of Risk Management, alleging that AHCC nursing staff were medically negligent in failing to properly assist him in bathing. Risk Management settled the claim for $1,500. Mr. Christner was not represented by counsel. See: Matter of Christner, Tort Claim No. 31050438 (Feb. 22, 2000).
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