Falls

It may be difficult to distinguish between an accidental injury of a nursing home resident and one that was caused by the negligence of staff. Most nursing home injuries involve falls which put the elderly at high risk for broken bones and other complications, making it essential that nursing homes take every measure to prevent these incidents. That is why nursing home residents should be entitled to a fall assessment from the facility’s staff, but even if an assessment is made follow-up attention and care are often lacking.  Our lawyers are familiar with the tactics nursing homes use to protect themselves when an injury occurs, and are skilled at reviewing fall assessments and medical records to determine if staff negligence was to blame.  In such instances we take effective action to secure compensation for the victims and their families and to address the inadequate supervision and care that contributed to the resident’s injury.

Successes

$400,000 Settlement in Nursing Home Fall, Paralysis

Our client was an elderly woman who suffered spinal cord damage from a nursing home fall. The condition resulted in paralysis within several days of…

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$300,000 Settlement for Fatal Nursing Home Negligence

After falling at a nursing home, a male resident of a nursing home failed to regain his ability to speak, was not arouseable, and did…

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