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Naples Office

2325 Stanford Court, Naples, Florida 34112

(239) 793-3331

The Top 3 Common Nursing Home Injuries

The Top 3 Common Nursing Home Injuries

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As advocates for justice and the well-being of our elders, we understand the importance of ensuring that nursing home residents are safe and cared for with the utmost dignity. Unfortunately, nursing home injuries are all too common, often stemming from neglect, abuse, or inadequate staffing. At Weinstein & Cohen, we are committed to fighting for the rights of those who have suffered due to negligence in nursing homes across South Florida and Southwest Florida. In the below, we shed light on the top three most common types of nursing home injuries:

The Top 3 Common Nursing Home Injuries

  • Falls and Fractures: Falls are among the most prevalent injuries experienced by nursing home residents. Elderly individuals may have mobility issues, balance problems, or cognitive impairments that make them more susceptible to falls. Factors such as inadequate supervision, poorly maintained facilities, wet floors, or cluttered walkways can contribute to these incidents. Falls can result in fractures, head injuries, and other serious complications, significantly impacting the resident’s quality of life.
  • Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers): Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, are a prevalent yet often preventable injury in nursing home settings. These painful sores develop when there is prolonged pressure on the skin, typically in areas where bones are close to the skin surface, such as the heels, hips, and tailbone. Residents who are immobile or confined to bed or a wheelchair are at a higher risk of developing bedsores. Proper repositioning, skincare, and regular monitoring are essential to prevent the formation of bedsores. Neglecting to provide adequate care can lead to severe infections and complications.
  • Medication Errors: Nursing home residents often require multiple medications to manage various health conditions. Unfortunately, medication errors are a common occurrence in nursing homes, posing serious risks to residents’ health and well-being. Errors can include administering the wrong medication, incorrect dosages, or missed doses. Factors such as understaffing, inadequate training, and poor communication among staff members can contribute to these errors. Residents may suffer adverse reactions, drug interactions, or worsening medical conditions due to medication errors.

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At Weinstein & Cohen, we understand the devastating impact that nursing home injuries can have on residents and their families. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys is dedicated to holding negligent parties accountable and seeking justice for those who have been harmed. If your loved one has suffered injuries due to nursing home negligence or abuse, contact our Miami and Naples personal injury attorneys at Weinstein & Cohen at 305-374-1011 or 239-793-3331, or visit fairnessforall.com for an absolutely free legal consultation to learn more about your options.

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