Head Injuries Caused by Oregon Nursing Home Abuse

Oregon Nursing Home Abuse Causing Head Injuries Could Result in Permanent Injury or Wrongful Death


Oregon nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and other elder living homes needs to protect all facets of their residents.  This does not only include their disabilities, diseases, conditions, and injuries, but also their general well-being.  This goes even beyond hygiene and nutrition, but also to basic care and safety.  Decisions such as how high a bed is off the ground, location of a nightstand, and the type of wheelchair all can have significant ramifications.  This is because negligent decisions which recklessly or carelessly place residents at risk of harm could result in the potential for head injuries.  These head injuries could result in significant disability or traumatic brain injuries due to Oregon nursing home abuse.


Our Oregon nursing home abuse lawyers find this particularly troubling when the warning signs before a serious injury are ignored.  Many times residents who are injured in Oregon nursing homes and assisted living facilities are not properly supervised or cared for.  Even simple supervision or routine care could often prevent needless head injuries resulting in catastrophic traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) or other disfiguring injuries.  Learn about the common head injuries and causes of head injuries from our Oregon nursing home abuse lawyers.


What are Head Injuries?


There are two general forms of head injuries.  Open head injuries are when the skull fractures and cracks which leave the brain vulnerable to injury.  These types of injuries are commonly caused due to trauma such as slip and falls or physical abuse.  Closed head injuries are when the skull does not fracture but the brain suffers injury anyway such as due to a concussion or whiplash injury.  While open head injuries sound more dangerous, closed head injuries create a unique risk of increasing intracranial pressure due to swelling and brain bleeding.  This can result in very serious and life-threatening complications.


With any type of head injury comes the risk of a traumatic brain injury.  Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, could be caused by open head injuries or closed head injuries.  TBIs result in a temporary or permanent disfunction or loss of brain function due to damage to the brain.  A concussion can be a type of TBI.


Common Causes of Head Injuries Due to Oregon Nursing Home Abuse and Malpractice


Head injuries could occur due to many different types of nursing home negligence and medical malpractice.  Some of the most common ways that head injuries occur in Oregon nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and other elder living facilities include the following:


  • Wheelchair accidents such as failing to use brakes;
  • Failing to supervise residents in the facility;
  • Assaults from residents, staff, or guests;
  • Failing to protect fall risk residents;
  • Failing to clean up a dangerous or defect condition on the ground;
  • Neglecting to keep the facility in a clean condition;
  • Errors in assisting residents into and out of bed, showers, baths, and other similar places;
  • Physical abuse or sexual abuse;
  • Medication administration errors, including overdoses or medication mixups; and
  • Many other common causes.


Was Your Loved One Injured in an Oregon Nursing Home Abuse or Malpractice Accident and Suffer a Head Injury?  We Can Help


If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect contact the Oregon Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form.  We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.  


Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton,  Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles,  St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.  


We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take Nursing Home Abuse cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.  


Please act quickly, there is a limited time (Statute of Limitations) in which you can bring a claim under the law. 

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