Our Michigan nursing home injury lawyers represent residents who suffer injuries caused from a fall in a Michigan nursing home or assisted living facility. Falls are very common among residents in nursing homes and can cause serious injuries, including brain bleeds, and death among the victims. Falls are most prevalent in elderly patients residing in nursing homes, and about 10% to 25% of falls result in hospital admission or fractures.
Nursing home falls often result in direct trauma to the, which can put excessive force on the brain and result in an inter-cranial bleed (commonly referred to as a subdural hematoma). Subdural hematomas (SDH) often happen when blood vessels burst in the space between the brain and the outermost membrane that covers the brain.
Effects Of Brain Bleeds From Nursing Home Falls
A fall resulting in trauma to the head can cause a hematoma, or gathering of blood, and this puts pressure in the brain tissues. When the pressure is continuous and the active bleed builds, serious injuries or even death can result. Acute subdural hematomas are among the most lethal of head injuries, with a mortality rate of between 50-90%. Roughly 30% of fatal head injuries include an acute subdural hematoma.
Liability for Michigan Nursing Home Fall Injuries
When a nursing home resident is a fall risk based upon a number of factors, including prior falls or balance problems, the facility has the legal duty to develop a fall prevention plan for the safety of the resident. Many times, the nursing home staff will develop a plan but fail to implement it or simply fail to adhere to the plan. When a resident falls and is injured, it may give rise to a nursing home neglect lawsuit.
Michigan Nursing Home Attorneys No Fee Promise
If your loved fell in a Michigan nursing home and suffered a brain bleed or any other serious head injury, we will handle your case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer Today
If your loved one suffered from a fall at a nursing home, you should contact our nursing home neglect lawyers immediately! We will review the complete nursing home resident chart to determine why the fall occurred and how it should have been prevented. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home fall lawyers about your case.