Falls and Fractures Can Lead to Death
Wrongful death falls. According to the CDC there are over 3 million emergency room visits for fall related injuries with 36,000 deaths to those over 65 years of age. Many falls are preventable with proper footwear, clear pathways from snow debris or hazards, safe transfers with patient lifts, medication management and proper supervision. One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, usually by falling sideways. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Falls and Fractures Occur Many Way
- Fall from Wheelchairs in Elder Care Facilities
- Fall Injuries Femur Fractures
- Fall Injuries Hip Fractures
- Law on Nursing Home Falls
- Mechanical Patient Lift Injuries
- Subdural Hematoma Fall Injury
Contact Us to Discuss Your Wrongful Death Case
We have handled hundreds of fall and fracture cases. Many involve a lack of supervision or the improper use of patient lift equipment or wheelchairs. Falls are also common from beds, off of toilets, or in showers and baths. Even a fall from a short distance can cause profound injury or death.
If you have concerns about accident due to a fall or fracture which lead to the death of someone in your family contact attorney Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation to discuss you questions and options at 612-743-9048 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.