Resident Falls in Kentucky Nursing Homes

Louisville, KY, Nursing Home Abuse and Malpractice Attorney

Falls and the injuries resulting from them threaten many nursing home residents. Clinical research has shown that residents fall more often than other elderly adults who live within the community. In fact, almost half of those age 65 and older who are living in nursing homes fall annually, and 10%–15% of them are injured as a result—injuries such as fractures, which occur in over 5% of cases. For some, the consequences can be even more dire: approximately 1,800 nursing home residents die every year due fall-related injuries. Unfortunately, many nursing home staff members often fail to report resident falls.

Falls do not only cause physical injuries to nursing home residents. Older residents may suffer the following problems after falling:

Reasons Nursing Home Residents Fall

Residents fall for a variety of reasons, including overall weakness, debilitation, underlying medical conditions, and gait problems. However, many falls are preventable. Nursing home negligence can cause falls, and may include:

Evaluating Nursing Home Fall Claims

The fact that a resident falls while living in a nursing home does not automatically mean that there has been negligence or abuse. To properly and thoroughly evaluate a nursing home fall claim, an attorney must determine:

Seth Gladstein – A Dedicated Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Louisville attorney Seth Gladstein has much experience in nursing home malpractice cases. If you or a loved one has fallen and been injured while living in a Kentucky nursing home, contact Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC, to schedule your no-cost consultation. Please call Seth Gladstein at 502-855-4177, or toll-free at (800) 991-0474. Or email him right now.

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