(WIDK By Bob Bachelder) - She fell, and, tragically, could not get up.
A 350 lb woman, 54, died after family members left her on the ground for days after she fell off the couch from bed sores that got infected after days of laying on the floor.
According to The Kansas City Star, the woman was fed from the spot on the floor next to the couch.
It is unclear how long she was left there for however, reports estimate anywhere from three days to three weeks.
The woman was too heavy to lift back onto the couch, so her brother and mother left her there until calling for help some time later.
The woman’s mother claims she did not know how serious the situation was.
Authorities have begun to investigate the case.