Nursing home residents and other elderly persons often have a vulnerability regarding falling. This vulnerability can exist for any number of reasons.
Among these reasons are “balance” problems. While balance issues may simply be a function of advanced age, there are other factors which may be in play, including a lack of balance caused by certain medications. Falls at nursing homes are one of the most common nursing home accidents.
An excerpt from the December 18, 2015 Northbrook Patch article titled “Glen Oaks Sued for Negligence Following Woman’s Death“:
Vivian Johnson, 55, had been a resident of the facility with intermittent hospitalizations from June of 2013 to June of 2015. According to the suit, she suffered a right humerus fracture and subdural hematoma after a December 2013 fall. That led to her death on June 16, 2015.
The “humerus fracture” and “subdural hematoma” are explained at the links indicated. These types of injuries are seen in nursing home falls. As indicated in medical reference material, the subdural hematoma is often associated with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) which is further discussed in the “Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) In The Elderly” page.
Additional details regarding this alleged nursing home neglect and associated lawsuit can be found in a variety of media sources, including the Northbrook Patch article mentioned above as well as the December 16 Cook County Record article titled “Daughter blames Glen Oaks Nursing Home and Rehabilitation for mother’s injuries, death.”
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.