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  • Patient Fractures Shoulder in Fall from Hoyer Lift; Nursing Home Settles

    An elderly female nursing home patient was totally dependent upon staff for transfers. The patient was transferred using a hoyer lift, which is a full mechanical lift that suspends the patient in a sling as the patient is transferred from one seating surface to another. During a transfer with a hoyer lift, the nursing home allowed the patient to fall and sustain an impacted fracture of her left shoulder. The nursing home also failed to provide the patient with adequate meals and fluid intake to prevent weight loss and dehydration. Specifically, the patient was allowed to lose seven percent of her body weight over a 180 day period, and she continued to lose weight thereafter. The patient ultimately developed a urinary tract infection with sepsis, was admitted to a local hospital, and died there several weeks after admission.

    The nursing home settled the case for a generous amount before trial. The nursing home requested confidentiality concerning the amount of the settlement.



    Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.
  • Nursing Home’s Rough Transfer Technique Fractures Patient’s Arm; Nursing Home Settles

    Left Arm Skin BreakdownA female nursing home patient required staff assistance for turning, repositioning, and transfers. The nursing home’s staff attempted to transfer the patient by lifting the patient under her arms from behind the patient’s body. The force of the attempted transfer caused the patient to sustain a comminuted left arm fracture with complete separation of the fracture fragments. As a result of the fracture, the patient’s left arm was placed in a brace and sling. Pressure caused by the brace and sling resulted in skin breakdown because the nursing home staff failed properly to pad the area around the arm’s splint.

    We were able to obtain a generous settlement on the patient’s behalf in an amount the nursing home requested be kept confidential.


    Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

    Left Arm Skin Breakdown

 

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