Our nursing home neglect lawyers recently filed a lawsuit against a Bloomfield Hills, Michigan nursing home alleging wrongful death arising from a resident fall at the nursing home. The resident suffered from dementia and had a history of falls before being admitted to the nursing home. Upon admission, she was identified as a fall risk but the facility did not put in place necessary fall prevention measures.
The resident fell multiple times at the nursing home and was seen on several occasions sitting on the floor next to her bed. Shortly after her admission, she fell and suffered a head injury. She was taken to the local hospital and admitted for her injury and underwent an emergent craniotomy. She was hospitalized for a period and then discharged back to the same nursing home.
Shortly after her re-admission, she fell again and suffered a fractured leg. She was taken back to the same hospital and seen by an orthopedic surgeon. Due to the nature of the fracture, she underwent surgery as a result of the fall. She was admitted to the hospital for her post-surgical recovery and then transferred back to the same nursing home. Due to her injuries, her overall condition continued to deteriorate and she died shortly thereafter.
The nursing home lawsuit was filed in the Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, Michigan. The suit alleges that the nursing home was negligent in the care and treatment of the resident and failed to take appropriate measures to prevent the repeated falls. No trial date has been set by the court.
If your family member died from a fall in a Michigan nursing home, you should contact the nursing home wrongful death law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys about your case.