According to the CDC, subdural hematoma is a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury that affects how the brain works. TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Anyone can experience a TBI, but data suggest that some groups are at greater risk for getting a TBI or having worse health outcomes after the injury. The CDC indicates 176 people die per day from traumatic injuries to the brain.
TBI Injuries are Usually Preventable
The CDC further states the national age-adjusted rate of fall-related TBI deaths increased by 17% from 2008 to 2017; rates increased significantly in 29 states and among nearly all groups, most notably persons living in noncore nonmetropolitan counties and those aged ≥75 years.
Accidents Leading to Subdural Hematoma Must be Prevented
There are federal and state regulations designed to protect residents and patients in care facilities. In the skilled nursing facility nursing home setting they are regulated by 42 CFR 483.25 (d) Accidents. The facility must ensure that –
(1) The resident environment remains as free of accident hazards as is possible; and
(2) Each resident receives adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Concerns
If you have concerns about any fall, fracture or head injury contact an experienced attorney for a free consultation to discuss your options. Ken can reached at his direct line at 612-743-9048 or by e-mail at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.