Medicare lists patient falls as a “Never Event.” What that means is that falls in a hospital, rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing facility, or nursing home should never happen. In fact, in some circumstances, Medicare will not pay the hospital for treatment of the injuries a patient requires after a fall. The hospital, rehabilitation unit, skilled nursing facility, or nursing home would have to pay for the treatments, not Medicare.
The Extensive Effects of Fall Accident Injuries
Each year, thousands of patients fall in a hospital or healthcare setting and sustain serious, catastrophic injuries or even death. When people think of falls in the hospital, they think it happens just to the elderly. This is not the case; patients of all ages suffer unnecessary falls while under the care of doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses.
Any unnecessary, preventable fall can cause serious, life altering injuries. Falls can cause fractures to the hips, cervical, lumbar, thoracic, sacral spine, back bone, vertebrae, ribs, and wrists. Fall accidents can also lead to subdural hematomas, skull fractures, traumatic brain injuries, bleeding on the brain, nerve damage, muscle injury, or death.
Medical and Legal Professionals to Protect Your Best Interests
Many law firm Web sites will tell you that they are able to effectively evaluate a medical negligence or fall in a hospital case. What they don’t tell you is that they do not have highly specialized teams that are made up of doctors and nurses with over 60 years of collective hospital experience like we do at the Beasley Firm. Our fall expert teams are made up of nurses and doctors who have spent thousands of hours working in hospitals and at patients’ bedsides, just like yours. We know that certain medications, illnesses, vital signs or blood pressure readings, and staffing ratios play a significant role in what patients are at a very high risk of falling. We understand that certain lab value results can leave a patient at a higher risk of falling. Our legal team is also familiar with how certain times of a day, certain months, and certain days of the week can leave a patient at a higher risk of falling. How do we know that? Our medical malpractice and fall teams have spent countless hours at the bedside treating and caring for patients.
Enduring Legends Winning Your Battles
Since 1958, the Beasley injury and medical malpractice law firm has been successfully litigating wrongful deaths, falls, and catastrophic injuries. We are nationally recognized for our outstanding results and verdicts received on behalf of people, just like you, who have been injured. The Beasley law firm has been awarded over 2 Billion dollars for our clients. Our collective medical, legal, and nursing experiences produced two of the largest medical negligence verdicts in Pennsylvania and United States history; $100 million and $55 million, as well as hundreds of other multi-million dollar judgments and settlements.
If you or a loved one has been injured from a fall, please contact one of our experienced Philadelphia fall attorneys at 888.823.5291. Please feel free to look at our track record of success and call us for free, no-obligation consultation. We promise never take a fee unless we win your case.