Are Women Getting Enough Care For Bone Density Problems?

By | Medical Malpractice

The loss of bone density is one of the most pressing health problems affecting older women, both in Tennessee and throughout the United States. Women with osteoporosis or weak bones are much more likely to suffer broken bones. When a fracture – especially one involving the hip bone – happens late in life, the results can be fatal. Women who suffer a hip fracture after age 50 are four times more likely to die within a year than women who do not. Those that survive will severe pain and life-long mobility limitations. Many require significant nursing home care as they…

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