Infections Increase Likelihood of Slip & Falls In Older Patients

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 by | Posted In: Medical Malpractice, Slip and Fall

elderly fallA new study released correlates bloodstream, urinary and respiratory infections to slip and fall accidents among older patients. These patients end up in the emergency room for injuries related to their slip and fall accident, but the study warns that it’s not just elderly patients who are affected; 20% of the patients studied were under the age of 65 years.

If you or your loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention at either the emergency room or with your primary care provider. He or she will assess the nature of the injury and recommend the appropriate follow-up care as well as assess your overall health to determine if an infection was present.

If your loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident, and an infection was not immediately detected but ultimately lead to a permanent, significant injury, or the slip and fall injury was not caused by infection, but someone else’s negligence, call our office immediately. We will assess your medical records and legality to help you navigate through the claims process.

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