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Brain Injury in Nursing Homes

  • Published: 2010-02-26 (Revised/Updated 2010-07-16) : Author: Cullan & Cullan M.D., J.D.
  • Synopsis: For seniors residing in nursing homes brain injuries can be life threatening.

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For seniors residing in nursing homes, brain injuries can be life threatening and should be prevented at all costs.

One of the dangerous things about a brain injury is that it can be very difficult to identify. In addition to this, brain injuries can result from any number of circumstances. In nursing homes, falls or other head trauma to the head can cause the brain to collide with the inside of the skull, causing many different problems.

One of the ways you can spot a brain injury is by the symptoms a victim will have. Not all signs of brain injury are physical, like a bump or cut on the head, some of the other signs of a brain injury include:

Memory Loss - Headache - Mood Changes - Nausea - Sensory Problems - Confusion

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you should make yourself aware of any brain injury symptoms so that they can be diagnosed as soon as possible. Brain injuries can have a large impact on a person's ability to accomplish everyday tasks, and they can even lead to blood clots in brain, coma, or even wrongful death.

Nursing homes are designed so that brain injuries and other types of personal injuries should never happen. Unfortunately, many nursing homes allow their patients to be at risk; some of the most common causes of brain injuries include:

Falling out of bed from lack of bed rails - Slipping on wet floors - Falls from over-medication - Faulty equipment

If your loved one has suffered a brain injury and you believe it was caused by the nursing home facility or staff, you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Not only is handling a brain injury claim a time-sensitive matter, but it is important that the parties who caused your loved one's injury be held responsible.

A nursing home abuse attorney will work with you, the nursing home, insurance companies, and doctors to determine exactly who is responsible for the brain injury. Nursing homes can be intimidating and difficult to get information from, which is why a nursing home abuse lawyer can help you.

If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona area and have a loved one who has suffered a brain injury at a nursing home, please visit the website of the Phoenix nursing home abuse lawyers who are also doctors, Cullan & Cullan M.D., J.D. - www.stopnursinghomeabuse.org


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