In this case, our client was admitted to the nursing home due to her increased risk for falls. During the first several months of her residency, the nursing home staff carefully monitored her condition and provided necessary assistance with her activities of daily living. As a result, our client sustained only one fall with no resulting injuries.
Unfortunately, several months into our client’s residency, the facility underwent a renovation, so our client was removed from her original room and placed in a new room with caretakers who were not adequately knowledgeable or trained on her specific needs. Consequently, the staff left our client unattended while toileting, she fell and sustained a fractured pelvis and dislocated shoulder. As a result of these injuries, our client became bedridden and suffered multiple pressure ulcers and skin breakdown.