Falling Injuries

Failure to Maintain Safety

Because of a nursing home patient’s weakened physical and mental condition; they may have trouble standing and walking. They are at risk of falling and injuring themselves.

The nursing homes are aware of this risk of falling, and certain precautions should be implemented by the nursing homes to prevent these falls. Sadly, too often the nursing homes are careless or understaffed and allow patients to fall, many times breaking bones and causing head injuries or even death. Most elderly patients have very poor bone healing ability and a broken bone at their age could cause them to become immobile for the rest of their remaining life. Be especially careful of the possibility of a fall involving a head injury if your loved one has an unexplained death or has become suddenly unconscious. This is true especially in Alzheimer patients. Contact us today to set up a free, no strings attached, consultation.