Bone Fractures

Bone fractures and breaks commonly evidence the occurrence of nursing home abuse or neglect to an elderly loved one. If someone you love is a resident in a nursing home and has or is suffering from bone fractures, breaks, or other common abuse and neglect symptoms, contact me today so that we can investigate and get you the settlement you deserve. If you have suffered injuries as a result of nursing home negligence in Chicago or the Suburbs you may be entitled to thousands of dollars for your injuries, medical bills and long term care. I have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and I will fight for you!!!

I am honored to protect and fight for victims of nursing home negligence. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, I understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago recover for injuries resulting from nursing home negligence. On many occasions we find that nursing home negligence victims many times are left with more severe emotional and physical injuries then victims of other types of negligence and are also often times left with more permanent physical and emotional incapacitating injuries. Me and my team of experienced nursing home negligence lawyers will fight for you!

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A bone fracture is a serious medical condition where there is a break in the continuity of a bone. All bone fractures are broadly categorized as either Closed fractures, Open fractures, or Compression fractures.

  • Closed Fractures: are often referred to as ‘simple fractures,’ and are those where the skin surrounding the fracture remains intact at the time of the break.
  • Open Fractures: are often referred to as ‘compound fractures,’ and involve additional injuries that are related to the fracture, such as a fracture hematoma which dangerously exposes the bone to infection and contamination.
  • Compression Fractures: often occur in the back or vertebrae and are caused by a sudden separation or slippage of disks; these types of fractures can be exacerbated by Osteoporosis or other diseases that affect bone density and strength.

The most common of these fractures occurring in nursing homes is the Compression Fracture. This is because many elderly patients at nursing homes suffer from conditions like Osteoporosis, which make them very susceptible to bone fractures and breaks. Thus, it is imperative that nursing home employees are very careful with patients, taking every preventable measure possible.

The most important and effective prevention measure is the constant surveillance of patients. Surveillance can involve providing patients with the proper walking assistance devices and accompanying them throughout the facility.
If you or a loved one has suffered a bone fracture or break while in the care of a nursing home, it is very possible that it was caused by abuse or neglect. A primary reason families make the difficult decision to place loved ones in a nursing home is their inability to constantly watch their elderly loved one. Once placed in a nursing home, it is the responsibility of the staff to watch them and thus, prevent injuries such as bone fractures. While it is impossible for the staff to monitor patients every second of every day, it is unacceptable to leave patients unsupervised for lengthy periods of time because serious injuries can and do occur.

It is important to realize that nursing home neglect that results in bone fractures is often not intentional, but is caused by under-staffing issues. Therefore, one way to discover the likelihood of nursing home neglect is to ascertain the ration of employees to patients.

Another cause for bone fractures and breaks with nursing home patients is physical abuse. Physical abuse consists of any improper touching, pushing, hitting, or any other physical act perpetrated by a nursing home employee against an elderly patient. While most victims are able to immediately alert the proper authorities, unfortunately many abuse victims are not mentally competent to recount the abuse. It has been established that the best preventative measure for physical abuse is to visit your loved on as often as possible, making your presence known to the staff.
If you or a loved one has suffered a bone fracture or break while in the care of a nursing home, it is imperative you immediately contact me at (312) 888-8000 to ensure this abuse never happens again and your loved one receives just compensation for their injuries.


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