Nursing home residents are often vulnerable to falling, for a number of reasons. One of the reasons is that often such residents have balance problems, which may be caused by certain medications. Nursing home falls are one of the most common causes of injuries in nursing homes and other types of health care facilities such as assisted living facilities.
Due to the high incidence of these falls, Illinois nursing home accidents involving falls are discussed extensively on this site.
One type of common injury resulting from residents who fall is that of hip fractures. While preventing hip fractures is of critical importance, another issue is how should hip fractures be treated, and what actions should rehabilitation entail.
This rehabilitation issue issue is discussed in two recent articles, the McKnight’s article of December 10, 2015, titled “New hip-fracture guidance issue for treatment and rehab of seniors” as well as the December 10 Medical News Today article titled “AAOS recommends specific treatment, rehabiliation for elderly patients with hip fractures.” In both of these articles, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recent action is discussed, in which their Board of Directors recently approved guidelines for the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with hip fractures.
On this site, preventing nursing home falls and the injuries – like hip fractures – that can accompany such accidents is discussed on the “Preventing Falls In Nursing Homes” page.
Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit. This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential. Elman Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.
Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer. Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.
During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.
To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. This legal consultation is free and confidential.
Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.