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Falls During Transfers In Michigan Nursing Homes

Our Michigan nursing home lawyers often represent nursing home patients in cases involving fall injuries suffered during transfers.  These fall injuries occur during transfers to and from bed, to and from a wheelchair, to and from a toilet, and to and from chairs.  We have even seen cases in which the nursing home staff was using a lift to assist with the transfer and the patients have been dropped.

The injuries from these falls and drops are serious and often catastrophic.  They include:

     Hip fractures

     Femur fractures

     Arm and elbow fractures

     Closed head injuries

     Traumatic brain injuries

Falls are the leading cause of death of the elderly in the United States.  A nursing home resident who suffers and injury due to a fall during a transfer or from being dropped does have legal rights.  Claims can be filed against the nursing home or other facility that was responsible for the care and supervision of the resident.  Damages are sought for the injuries, pain and suffering, and other non-economic damages.  Other damages are sought for the medical expenses and care required for the resident after the transfer.

For more information about the legal rights for Michigan fall injuries that occur during transfer or for patients dropped by the nursing staff, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case.  We will review the entire medical chart to gather evidence necessary to prove that the resident was improperly treated and that the transfer fall was due to the negligence of the nursing home staff.