Nursing Home Fall Accidents in SC
Each year, nearly one million people fall while they are patients in hospitals and nursing homes, according to the federal government. These falls result in injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to hip fractures or other broken bones, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and even death. Particularly among elderly patients, a fall can easily lead to disability, functional decline and reduced quality of life.
Hospitals, nursing homes and similar residential care facilities in South Carolina have a legal duty to protect the safety and well-being of patients and residents. Many falls in hospitals and nursing homes could have been prevented through planning and appropriate patient care.