Experienced Lawyer Advocating for Hip Fracture Victims
Hip fractures in the elderly are life-altering events. They are extremely painful, often require surgery, result in permanent disability and can even cause death. When the fracture is the result of negligence in a nursing home, assisted living facility or hospital, the victim or their family is entitled to receive compensation. The Columbia, Maryland, law office of Robert D. Ahlstrom, P.A., has successfully represented many residents and patients who have suffered hip fractures as a result of negligent treatment in health care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals throughout Maryland.
Care Facilities are Required to Prevent Falls
Most hip fractures are the result of falls. Nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals are obligated to identify patients and residents at risk for falling and develop plans to prevent falls. When a facility does not develop a plan, fails to develop a reasonable plan, or does not follow the plan, the nursing home or other facility should be held responsible for a hip fracture that results from a fall.
Issues in Fracture Cases
Falls that occur in care facilities are often not directly observed by staff members. Such unwitnessed falls do not necessarily impede the ability of the firm to evaluate a claim and seek compensation for the injured victim.
People who suffer hip fractures in nursing homes or assisted living facilities are at much greater risk for developing other health problems that can limit their mobility or hasten their deaths. They may suffer such complications as pneumonia or pressure ulcers because they are confined to bed for long periods of time.
How the Firm Can Assist Victims
The firm of Robert D. Ahlstrom, P.A. advocates for victims who have experienced the devastating effects of a hip fracture. It has, over the years, successfully obtained favorable compensation for both hip fracture victims and their families. Whether a hip fracture occurred in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or hospital, Attorney Ahlstrom and nurse paralegal, Melissa A. Bowlin, RN, BSN, stand ready to evaluate your claim and assist you.
Experience Counts. From our office in Columbia, we represent people in the Baltimore area and throughout Maryland. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury, put our experience and track record to work for you. Contact us for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help. Call 410-730-1875.