Stress fractures are a specific type of bone break that many older people are especially susceptible to as bones weaken with age.
In the adult population, stress fractures are especially common among runners, who can develop cracking in the bones of the legs or the feet from overuse.
When a person is older, even ordinary activity levels can lead to these painful fractures in bones.
Nursing home staff should be trained to monitor for indications that a resident may be suffering with new pains or suddenly limited mobility.
Beyond being painful, stress fractures will usually present with swelling in the affected area.
If your loved one’s nursing home missed these tell-tale signs of a stress fracture, you should take action right away.
Our senior loved ones should never have to suffer pain and immobility while under a nursing home’s care, or any other caregiver who is supposed to help them live as independently as possible.
If your loved one has been suffering with a stress fracture in a nursing home, contact an experienced nursing home neglect attorney to review the specifics of your case.
Remember that your loved one isn’t the only person who may be suffering from poor training, understaffing, and other elements of neglect or abuse.
Call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 and talk to an experienced nursing home neglect and abuse attorney for free.