Nursing Home Patient Sustains Fracture From Improper Hoyer Transfer

On November 9, 2010, an 80-year-old patient was improperly transferred at the nursing home without the use of a Hoyer lift. As a result of the transfer, the patient sustained a dislocated left glenohumeral joint with a fracture through the humeral head extending through the greater tuberosity.The patient experienced significant pain as a result of the dislocation and fracture and was transferred to the hospital the day after the fall. Non-surgical treatment of the dislocation and fracture was re...  Read More...