Gloria Black holds the bed rail that was on her mother's bed at the time of her mother's death. The coroner's report states that her mother rolled over compressing her neck on the rail at the time of her death. Thousands of elderly people have died or been injured after becoming trapped in the safety rails installed to keep them from falling out of bed, but the government and industry have yet to impose mandatory - or even voluntary - standards for the product.
Gloria Black holds the bed rail that was on her mother's bed at the time of her mother's death. The coroner's report states that her mother rolled over compressing her neck on the rail at the time of her death. Thousands of elderly people have died or been injured after becoming trapped in the safety rails installed to keep them from falling out of bed, but the government and industry have yet to impose mandatory - or even voluntary - standards for the product. MCT
Gloria Black holds the bed rail that was on her mother's bed at the time of her mother's death. The coroner's report states that her mother rolled over compressing her neck on the rail at the time of her death. Thousands of elderly people have died or been injured after becoming trapped in the safety rails installed to keep them from falling out of bed, but the government and industry have yet to impose mandatory - or even voluntary - standards for the product. MCT

As feds ponder solutions, bedrails pose deadly hazard to frail, elderly, mentally impaired

October 08, 2013 06:00 AM

UPDATED October 08, 2013 10:51 AM

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