Nursing Homes Medical Negligence

Falls and development of pressure sores in our hospitals and nursing homes occur far too often. Although prevention of falls and development of pressure sores can be complex, there are a number of available measures that can be implemented by the medical professionals to minimise the risk of falls and development of pressure sores.

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Why do falls occur in hospitals and nursing homes?

Falls are a serious concern for patients in our hospitals and nursing homes. Preventing patients from falling during their hospital or nursing home stay has been a complex problem due to a number of factors such as staff shortages or poorly trained staff etc. However, patients do not just fall because of their poor health or a propensity to fall because of pre-existing factors, such as their medical condition. Instead, most falls in hospitals and nursing homes are caused as a result of the following:

  • Failure or inability to call a nurse for assistance.
  • Bed exit alarm is not set or the nurse call button is not working.
  • Patient’s are on medication that makes them “high” risk of falls (i.e. sedatives or antidepressants).
  • Inaccurate assessment of a patient who is at “high” risk of falls.
  • Delay in rendering assistance when a nurse is called.
  • And many others. 

Nursing Homes Medical Negligence

Why do pressure sores occur in our hospitals and nursing homes?
Is it possible to prevent falls and development in our hospitals and nursing homes?

Types of compensation

A patient may receive compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Cost of care (domestic assistance) provided by a professional, or by friends and family
  • Loss of past and future earnings
  • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life

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