High Risk Patient Falls In Room Alone Causing Fracture, Nursing Home Settles


A 72-year-old female was admitted as a patient to a nursing home. On admission, the patient was a high fall risk. Within months of admission, the nursing home permitted the patient to fall in the bathroom, where she had been left by an aide without proper supervision.

As a result of the fall, the patient sustained an impacted left hip fracture. The patient required hospitalization and surgical fixation of the fracture.

The patient’s family hired us to prosecute claims against the nursing home for failing to prevent the patient’s fall, fracture, and resulting disability. We were able to obtain a generous six-figure settlement for the patient.

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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.