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Improper Transfer Leads To Broken Arm

A lawsuit has been filed against the Edwardsville Nursing & Rehab Center in Illinois by the family of a nursing home resident who was dropped in the process of being transferred from her bed to a wheelchair.  The incident resulted in the fracture of the resident’s arm.

Improper Transfer Leads To Broken ArmThe lawsuit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court alleges the nursing home failed to:

  • Properly notify and consult with the resident’s physician
  • Notify family of her fall
  • Hire sufficient staff to provide adequate care for the resident
  • Timely notify Illinois Department of Public Health of the injury

The real problem with this situation is the facilities failure to provide adequate staffing.  Despite nursing home’s obligation to have minimum staffing ratios, many nursing home residents require additional care.  This incident, like many nursing home injuries, would likely have been prevented had the facility had another worker to help with the transfer.

Read more about this incident involving inadequate nursing home staffing here.

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