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.
Contacting a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
A Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyer at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your nursing home abuse claim. If you believe someone you love has been the victim of abuse or neglect, contact us today for a FREE, no-commitment evaluation of your case – 1-888-450-4456 or 1-502-210-8942.