Articles Posted in Fractures

Study Concludes Nursing Home Patients With Dementia Are Far More Likely to Suffer an Injurious Fall When Taking Common Antidepressants
Jonathan Rosenfeld

It’s no secret that falls in the elderly nursing home population remain one of the largest threats to patients safety and overall well-being.  Recognizing this threat, nursing homes must assess each patient for their potential fall-risk and create a plan of care to reduce the incidence of falls during their stay at the facility.  While…

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Nursing Homes Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Patient Falls & Fractures Hip
Jonathan Rosenfeld

Falls in nursing homes are one of the biggest safety threats encountered by patients. Statistics tell use that more than one-third of all adults over age 65 fall unintentionally every year. A sizable percentage of these falls result in severe injury or death predominately due to complications from head injury or hip fractures. Recognizing the…

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State Doesn’t Buy Claim That Patient’s Leg Spontaneously Broke
Jonathan Rosenfeld

When it comes to prosecuting cases involving fractures of unknown origin, one of the primary defenses proposed by nursing homes is that the fracture was simply “spontaneous”. In other words, due to the patient’s weakened state, the bone likely fractured simply as a result of the person’s own weight, taking a particular type of medication…

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Turning & Repositioning by Nursing Home Staff Blamed for the Leg Fractures of Patient
Jonathan Rosenfeld

Turning and repositioning are key elements in the prevention of decubitus ulcers (also known as: pressure ulcers, pressure sores or bed sores).  In the process of repositioning patients, staff are to move the patient in their bed to relieve unrelieved pressure from areas on the body in contact with the bed. Depending on the patients…

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Defects With Depuy Hip Replacement Hardware May Give Rise to Lawsuits Against Manufacturer
Jonathan Rosenfeld

Every year, almost 200,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed in the United States for a variety of reasons including trauma and arthritic conditions. For many of the hip-replacement patients, a hip replacement surgery is particularly difficult due to the invasive nature of the procedure and the lengthy recovery time. As a lawyer who frequently works…

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Nursing Home Injury Laws
Jonathan Rosenfeld

In times of need, locating necessary information regarding the legal rights and resources for nursing home patients can be difficult and imposing.  In this respect, we are proud to introduce a new resource for patients, families and practitioners looking for a concise compilation of information regarding nursing home laws.  Nursing Home Injury Laws, provides every states’:…

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Nursing Home Patient With Broken Hip Sits in Pain. Why Federal Law Requires Staff to Administer Pain Medication
Jonathan Rosenfeld

I guess when it comes to elder care, many problems encountered by residents in U.S. nursing homes sadly seem to make their way across the border to our friends in Canada. The recent news report of an elderly Canadian nursing home resident who fell and fractured her hip– yet sat for days without medical attention…

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Nursing Home Sued After Resident Fractures Both Hips in Separate Falls
Jonathan Rosenfeld

A nursing home negligence lawsuit has been filed against Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a 95-year-old resident fell on multiple occasions and suffered hip fractures. The lawsuit alleges that the facility failed to implement fall precautions despite the fact the facility knew the resident suffered from Alzheimer’s, was generally confused and considered to be…

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