Illinois nursing home residents that fall is a serious health concern. This issue, as well as the serious injuries that these falls have the potential for causing, is further discussed on this site in the “Chicago Nursing Home Falls And Dropped Residents” page.
A recent article about various alleged nursing home neglect in two Connecticut nursing homes highlights numerous instances of nursing home falls, including residents who fell repeatedly. The alleged falls are featured in the September 25, 2014 Hartford Courant article titled “Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care, Verbal Abuse Of Residents.” The article discusses a variety of issues, including the numerous falls by nursing home residents.
An excerpt from the article:
On July 8, Greenwich Woods Health Care Center was fined $1,650 in connection with residents who developed pressure sores and the resident with Parkinson’s disease who fell 15 times between Jan. 5 and May 18.
Another resident deemed at risk for falls was found on the floor March 16. A nurse’s aide said he or she had looked away while the resident was using the toilet. The resident stood up and fell to the floor and received a cut that was sutured in a hospital emergency room, DPH’s citation said.
Additional details regarding this alleged nursing home neglect and nursing home falls can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Hartford Courant article mentioned above, as well as the September 25 c-hit.org article titled “Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care, Verbal Abuse Of Residents.”
Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the Elman Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.
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