Minnesota Nursing Home Injuries
There are many ways that nursing home injuries can happen, most are preventable. Many are falls, being dropped from lifts or injured in transfer, falls from the toilet or in the shower, fall from bed or out of a wheelchair. Since the way that many injuries happen is foreseeable the facility has an obligation to analysis and assess the risks to each resident and take reasonable measures and interventions to protect them from preventable accident situations.
Pursuant to federal and state regulations nursing homes have an obligation to keep their residents safe. They are considered vulnerable adults by legal definition since they are staying in a nursing home facility.
According to 42 CFR 483.25, nursing homes must take efforts to prevent accidents which would include falls, medication errors, or any other way you could be injured such as through the use of oxygen, smoking, scalding burns, urinary tract infections, pressure wounds and others set out in the statute.
Common Types of Injuries
Here are some summaries on various topics related to nursing home falls and fractures, pressure sores and others:
Nursing Home Neglect Fractures
Nursing Home Fall Injuries Lawyer
If you or someone you love is in a skilled nursing facility or nursing home and the victim of abuse or neglect injuries contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation to discuss the fall or injuries and he does not charge a fee unless there is a verdict or settlement offer with the wrongdoer. Call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.