In August 2010 our client, Richard Murdock was treated at Memorial Hospital for a fall. At the time of his admission he appeared to be suffering from dementia and was incapable of making medical decisions for himself. Mr. Murdock had no local family so he was transferred from the hospital via the Baker Act to a local nursing home in Fort Lauderdale. Despite his admitting diagnosis of dementia, the nursing home staff left him unattended. The exit doors to the facility had broken alarms so that Mr. Murdock was able to walk out of the facility shortly after he arrived and disappeared. Within a few hours he was seen sitting on train tracks in Hollywood, Florida where he was struck by a train and killed. When we obtained a copy of the nursing home resident’s chart, there were false entries in the chart indicating that the resident was in his room at the time he was struck on the train tracks. Despite the lack of close family members, we were able to obtain a successful result for the estate due to the aggravated nature of liability.