The Michigan nursing home injury attorneys recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing home patient who suffered a hip fracture after falling at a facility located in Isabella County. Our client was an 88 year old elderly man who had Alzheimer’s disease. Due to his condition, he was on several medications and had a heart condition that made him a fall risk. The nursing home facility knew that the patient was an at risk patient and had an increased risk for falling.
Nursing home residents should be properly assessed for their risk of falling when they are admitted to the facility. There are fall risk factors that the nursing home must consider when preparing a care plan for a resident. 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. When a nursing home assesses a patient as at risk for falling, yet still fails to properly create, implement, and follow a fall prevention plan, they can also be held legally accountable for the injuries resulting to the patient.
Our client first sustained a minor fall in the nursing home, however his Care Plan and Fall Prevention plans were not modified to prevent future falls from occuring. Nine days after this first fall, our client fell again while walking unassisted in the hallway. However, this time the fall was much more serious and resulted in a significant hip fracture that required extensive surgery and physical therapy. Due to the hip fracture, the patient is now required to use a walker and/or wheelchair for all daily activities.
The nursing home fall injury lawsuit was filed against the Isabella County facility for our clients injuries and for the negligence of the nursing home staff and administrators for not properly modifying the proper safety precautions and fall prevention plan for our client. Our attorneys will able to settle the lawsuit for a confidential amount before going to court.
If your loved one suffered from a hip fracture or other serious injuries as a result of a nursing home fall, and you suspect the facility is at fault for the injuries, call our top rated Michigan nursing home negligence lawyers now at (800) 606-1717. The nursing home in which your loved one resides in may be responsible for the fall injury and may be held liable for the injuries suffered. To find out if you have means to file a lawsuit and what legal recourse is available to you, call now. Filing a lawsuit will not only aide in compensation for your loved one, but will also act as a warning sign to the facility to hopefully prevent such accidents happening to other residents residing in the home. Call now to discuss your case and we will represent you under our No Fee Promise. This means that there are no legal fees or costs until we settle or win your case.