Falls in a Virginia nursing homes lead to death and serious injury

Take 5 minutes to listen to this very tragic but accurate report done by National Public Radio: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/12/01/366347840/broken-hips-preventing-a-fall-can-save-your-life.

The sad fact is that falls can cause permanent injuries and death in elderly patients.

In the last few years, we have represented MANY Virginia families in fall cases.

  • Fall causes hip fracture, elderly man v. local rehab hospital
  • Fall causes hematoma, leads to death, elderly female v. local nursing home
  • Fall causes neck fracture, and death, elderly female v. local nursing home
  • Fall causes hip fracture, elderly female v. local nursing home

Most falls are preventable. Nursing homes should be doing assessments on their patients upon admission to determine if they are fall risks and what precautions should be put in place to prevent serious injury.

Sadly, thousands of Virginians will lose their lives and or suffer permanent injury because of a preventable fall this year.

To investigate a fall suffered by your loved one at a Virginia nursing home or assisted living facility, call me today – Lauren Ellerman 540-985-0098 or email lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.

 

 

 

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.