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Injuries from Falls In Michigan Nursing Homes

When you place a family member in a Michigan nursing home or extended care facility you place your trust in that nursing home, hoping they provide a safe environment for your loved one. However, that may not always be the case. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, about 1,800 elderly people living in a nursing home die from fall-related injuries

Many nursing home and assisted living residents suffer broken bones, fractured hips, and other injuries from falls. This is common, however very preventable as well. A facility that fails to recognize the fall potential of a resident and implement a safety care plan can be held legally accountable for an injury suffered by a resident. Nursing home residents should be properly assessed for their risk of falling when they are admitted to the nursing home facility.  There are fall risk factors that the nursing home must consider when preparing a care plan for a resident.  These include:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Gait or balance problems
  • Environmental hazards (i.e., wet floors, poor lighting, incorrect bed height)
  • Medication intake
  • Difficulty moving from one place to another
  • History of prior falls or repeated falls
  • Dementia or Alzheimer’s’ Disease

The injuries suffered due to a fall in a nursing home falls can be very serious.  These include:

  • Fractures
  • Broken Bones
  • Bruises
  • Scars
  • Brain Injuries
  • Dislocations

If you or a loved one has sustained any of the above or other injuries, including broken bones or fractured hips from fall in Michigan nursing home you should contact a lawyer immediately to learn your rights. The experienced attorneys of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent clients under a NO FEE promise. Call our office today at (800) 606-1717 for a free consultation with one of our top rated attorneys about your nursing home falling accident claim.