Nursing home residents are typically older and in poorer health than seniors citizens who live on their own or with loved ones. They are also typically more prone to falling. However, a well-run and fully staffed and trained nursing home should be able to prevent the majority of these incidents. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is still an all too common problem. When issues of neglect such as falls occur, residents can suffer physically and mentally as a result. If a loved one has been injured because of nursing home negligence and/or abuse, victims and their families need an experienced nursing home abuse attorney by their side.
A family member is suing a nursing facility, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence to his relative.
The complaint, filed on November 16, alleges that the nursing home failed to implement a care plan to properly address the resident’s fall risk. Improper care led to the patient’s fall, resulting in a right hip fracture and ultimately deterioration of his health.