I have written several articles recently regarding hip fractures that result from falls in nursing homes. These fall often occur because residents are not properly supervised or bed rails are not up in their beds. These incidents can give rise to a nursing home lawsuit.
The outcome for nursing home residents who sustain a hip fracture are disappointing:
- 17% to 33% mortality rate for the year following the fall
- 25% to 33% of residents are unable to walk following surgery and physical therapy
- Up to 15% of hip fracture patients suffer from pressure sores
A nursing home or residential care facility may be liable for the injuries that result from a hip fracture in their nursing home. Because the recovery is difficult and uncertain, the damages in these cases can be significant. It is important to contact our law firm as soon as possible after an incident so that we can begin our investigation of the incident, locate witnesses, and secure the medical chart before it can be altered.