Falls are a leading cause of injury and death for elderly folks in and outside of nursing homes. However, falling is far more common in nursing homes, regulators report. That’s because:
With these falls, residents can sustain bone fractures, like broken wrists, ribs, arms, ankles, and hips. Falling at nursing homes can also cause traumatic brain injury. In fact, 1 in 5 nursing home falls causes a broken bone or a TBI.
Like other forms of nursing home neglect and abuse, falls are avoidable — and they often indicate negligence like (but not limited to):
If nursing homes were doing enough to care for their residents, falls would not be hurting and killing so many elderly folks at these facilities.
Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Jack Modesett has investigated all types of fall cases, advocating for victims and helping them secure full, fair compensation and justice when nursing homes could and should have prevented falling accidents.
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