When certified nursing assistants, nurses, or physical therapists unsafely move a nursing home patient, neglect and injury may result. Unsafe transfers of a nursing home patient may cause hip fractures, leg fractures, or other serious injuries.
One type of unsafe transfer may result because of lack of training of the certified nursing assistant or nurse. For example, a nurse or certified nursing assistant may not know the correct way to use a mechanical lift or Hoyer lift. The nursing home patient may fall out of the mechanical lift or Hoyer lift causing fractures. In addition, if not enough staff is available to safely use a Hoyer lift, a nursing home patient’s limbs may become tangled and bruising or fractures may result. To be sure, with proper training, nursing home staff can safely transfer nursing home patients without neglect of injury.
If your loved one has experienced injury in a nursing home, feel free to contact Dan Pruitt Law Firm for a free evaluation of your case.