Patient Safety Week – Day 5

Earlier in the week, we discussed the "never event" of wrong site surgeries. Another never event is patient falls. Patient falls in hospitals, nursing homes and other medical facilities should never happen. In fact, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will typically not reimburse medical facilities for additional medical treatment that is necessitated by a patient fall. And additional medical treatment is often required because falls can cause traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and even death. 

Falls can be caused by a number of factors including medications, abnormal blood pressure, lack of fall precautions, inadequate staffing, etc. At the Law Offices of John Day, our award-winning attorneys are experienced in medical malpractice cases. In fact, John Day is board-certified in medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. And, we have a nurse on staff full-time who can help address medical issues and questions.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries due to a fall in a medical setting, contact us online or call us at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787 for a free, no-obligation consultation. We handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis which means we only get paid if we win.