Patient Falls in Hospitals
Patient falls are considered "never events." They should never happen. In fact, if a patient falls, Medicare will not reimburse the hospital for the care provided. Nevertheless, according to the Joint Commission, every year in the United States, hundreds of thousands of people fall in the hospital, with many of these falls resulting in injury and prolonged hospital stays. Some common factors that contribute to patient falls include inadequate assessment, communication failures, lack of adherence to protocols and inadequate training. Falls are usually the result of nursing negligence.
If you or a loved one has suffered a fall in a hospital, it likely was the result of medical malpractice or negligence. Hoffer & Sheremet's medical malpractice lawyers have tremendous experience in patient falls in hospital lawsuits and have represented clients in Grand Rapids and throughout Michigan. Contact our medical malpractice attorneys to see if you have a malpractice case.
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If you, or a loved one, fell during a hospital stay and suffered a serious injury as a result, the hospital or its nurses may have been negligent in preventing the fall and a medical malpractice claim may be appropriate. To learn more, contact our medical malpractice lawyers for a free case review: 616.278.0888, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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