One potentially life-threatening injury that an elderly resident can sustain is a hip fracture. If it is caused by negligence, such as a failure to provide assistance or ensure a safe environment, it may lead to the nursing home facility and/or caregiver being held liable.
Treatment of a hip fracture may include:
- medication (to reduce the chance of a 2nd fracture);
- traction (if surgery is too risky);
- surgery (hip replacement, hemiarthroplasty); and
- rehabilitation (physical therapy, exercises, extended care facility, occupational therapy).
To learn if you can hold a nursing home facility liable for your loved one’s hip fracture, consult a nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible. You may be able to file a Kentucky nursing home negligence claim.
Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?
If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.