Falls Leading Cause of Injury Deaths of Older Adults

Posted on: July 10th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the most frequent cause of injury deaths to older adults in America.  CDC statistics identified 15,800 adults 65 and older who died from injuries related to unintentional falls in 2005.Approximately 1.8 million older adults were treated in hospital emergency rooms for falls in that year.  More than 433,000 adults 65 and over were hospitalized in 2005 for treatment related to injuries suffered in falls.  CDC stats identify men as 49% more likely to die from a fall than women.