We hear it too often:
“My mom fell in the [hospital or nursing home] and suffered a [broken hip or broken femur or concussion or contusion to her head]. What can we do now?”
Here is a brief guide on what to do when a loved one suffers an fall injury:
Virginia health care providers have a duty to prevent falls when they know, or should have known, that a particular patient is a known risk for falling.
Common risks including a repeated history of falls, diagnosis of dementia, and difficulty walking without assistance. We have investigated cases against LewisGale Hospital in Salem, Virginia, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, and various Roanoke and Richmond nursing homes.
If you have a question about your family’s rights after a loved one has fall in a Virginia facility, please do not hesitate to contact us at (540) 985-0098.