Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston talks about ways in which a hospital fall can be prevented. He also goes on to explain how hospitals in general have their own internal protocol to deal with fall risk patients.
In this episode of bTV Mr. Boston talks about the experience of a patient at a local hospital. The hospital had just performed major surgery on the patient. The hospital determined after the procedure that the patient was now a fall risk. As a result, the hospital placed the patient in a special recovery area. The hospital did not place any information on the patient’s door alerting other hospital staff that the patient was a fall risk. The hospital assigned one nurse to the patient. The hospital did not give the patient non-skid slippers.
One day while performing therapy with the patient, a hospital nurse walked the patient. The hospital nurse was in front of the patient. The hospital nurse was reading a book. The patient fell and shattered her hip. An emergency hip replacement had to be done.
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