Resident Re-Fractures Leg; Roanoke Nursing Home Settles

Resident was admitted to a nursing home from a local hospital following repair of a right leg fracture. On admission to the nursing home, the resident’s physician instructed that she should only be moved from her bed to a wheelchair with her right leg supported. The nursing home’s physical therapy department allowed the resident to bear weight improperly on the leg, resulting in a re-fracture with gross deformity of the right thigh. The resident required surgery to stabilize the re-fractured leg and was hospitalized until her death 19 days later. The case settled for the mid six figures.

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