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Michigan Fall In Nursing Home Lawsuit Filed

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Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers recently filed a lawsuit against a Frankenmuth, Michigan nursing home.  The suit arises out of serious injuries suffered by a resident at the Lutheran Home in Frankenmuth.  The 88 year old resident suffered a broken arm and hip in the nursing home fall.

The resident was admitted the nursing home facility for recovery after a fall at a previous hospital that resulted in a fractured pelvis.  She was supposed to recover at the nursing home and then return back to her residence.  Due to a number of medical conditions and a history of previous falls, she was determined to be a high risk for falling in a nursing home assessment.  The staff implemented a care plan but failed to follow the plan, which included the need for bed alarms and chair alarms as well as one to one assistance with  transfers.

On August 4, 2013,  the resident was not properly supervised and attempted to get up by herself from her wheelchair.  The nurse heard the alarm sound but did not attend to her quick enough.  She suffered a fractured arm and hip.  She underwend surgery for the hip fracture.

We filed a nursing home neglect lawsuit in the Saginaw County Circuit Court for her injuries.  The suit seeks a settlement for her pain and suffering caused by the fall.  It also seeks payment of all medical expenses related to her injuries.  No trial date has been set by the court.

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