Full Story:A 101-year-old woman died after her home-health aide broke both her legs while trying to get her out of bed, a new report says.
Emily Sims passed away after her home-caregiver, Beryl Allen, forcefully swung her legs out of bed by the ankles, leading to the victim’s fatal injuries, the Mail Online said.
An investigation launched in Cornwall, England, where Sims lived, ruled that the elderly widow’s death was the direct result of her mishandling by Allen, who has since died of natural causes.
Before her death, Sims told her niece on video that Allen forcibly grabbed her by her ankles and swung them to the floor, toppling the 101-year-old to the ground, breaking both her thigh bones. The bilateral spiral fractures in her femurs led to a perforated duodenal ulcer, causing her death, authorities said.
Sims also spoke to police before her death in November 2017, saying her injuries were Allen’s fault.
“She’s too rough with me, she pulls me around,” Sims said. “She ought not be a carer – she’s too heavy-handed.”