Our Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys recently settled a lawsuit against a Bloomfield Hills nursing home on behalf of a resident who suffered serious injuries from a fall. The eighty-five year old resident was admitted to the skilled nursing care facility after she had recovered from a fall at another facility. She had suffered serious orthopedic injuries in the prior fall that required surgery and extensive physical therapy.
The resident was determined to be a fall risk by the nursing staff and some fall precautions were implemented. However, she had a multiple falls in her room and near her bed which resulted in minor injuries. After about three months in the facility, she was found on the floor in her room by a staff member. She suffered a head injury that required an emergency craniotomy at a local hospital. Several weeks later, it was discovered that she also suffered a fractured hip from the fall and underwent hip surgery. After that surgery, her condition continued to deteriorate and she passed away.
The lawsuit alleged that the nursing staff was negligent for failing to properly supervise the resident and take necessary measures to prevent the fall. The lawsuit was filed in the Oakland County Circuit Court and sought damages for pain and suffering from the time of the fall until her death. The case settled prior to trial for a confidential amount.
Falls among nursing home residents is unfortunately very common. Residents who suffer injuries from this type of accident do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a claim against the nursing home for their negligent care. For more information on falls in nursing homes and how our top rated law firm can help you watch this video. The video shares unfortunate statistics and what legal rights residents and their families have.