Nursing Home Falls and Head Injuries
According to National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, falls are responsible for more than one-third of all traumatic brain injuries within the general population and more than 60% of all brain injuries among people older than 65 years. Fall-related brain injuries among elderly individuals are responsible for an estimated 141,998 emergency room visits, 81,500 hospitalizations, and 14,347 deaths in the United States each year.
Patients over age 75 years have the highest rates of both traumatic brain injury-related hospitalization and death. This is a significant public health concern as the nation’s elderly population continues to increase.
A fall from failing to supply a safe environment for patients is grounds for a nursing home negligence lawsuit. If you believe your loved one was injured from a fall causing head injury, brain bleed or a traumatic brain injury because a nursing home and its employees were negligent, please call us at 1.800.366.8653 for a free consultation.