Nursing Home Neglect Settlement Involves Patient Fall And Right Femur Fracture

A 66 year old nursing home patient called for nursing staff to assist her to the restroom, but staff did not respond. When the patient attempted to reach the restroom on her own. Her bed alarm sounded, but staff still did not respond. The patient fell as she attempted to reach the restroom. When nursing home staff finally found the patient, her right leg was rotated 180 degrees.   

As a result of the fall, the patient was diagnosed with a right comminuted, distal femoral fracture, which required open reduction internal fixation surgery. The patient was discharged from the hospital and later developed a lower GI bleed caused by medication prescribed for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis following surgery.

The patient’s family hired us to pursue claims against the nursing home arising from the patient’s fall, fracture, surgery, and DVT complications. 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.