Falls in Nursing Homes – Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing Home Neglect – Falls
Nursing homes have an obligation to keep their patients safe. Elderly patients move to these facilities because they need special assistance with some aspects of their health or daily life. Placing your loved one in a nursing home means putting your faith in that facility. You trust that they will give your beloved family member the best possible care.
When nursing home patients are neglected, serious injury can result. One of the most common injuries sustained by elderly people are falls. Falls can occur at any time and can have a wide range of consequences, from minor scrapes and bruising to broken bones and even organ damage.
Sometimes falls are the result of everyday accidents. However, many nursing home patients consistently need assistance doing things like walking to the bathroom or getting out of bed. If so, they might need support from staff members to go about their daily routine.
When these patients are neglected, preventable falls may occur. This is exactly the sort of thing you hope to prevent when you place your loved ones into a nursing home’s care. You and your family should not have to suffer as a result of someone else’s negligence. If your loved one was injured in a nursing home fall, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the injury and emotional damages your family has suffered.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
If you think your loved one experienced a fall while under a nursing home’s care, you should call O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble. Our lawyers have decades of experience helping people like you recover damages after mistreatment, neglect, or malpractice. We will listen to your story and help you determine what approach is right for you.
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe in the importance of quality elder care. Nursing homes that neglect their patients should be held accountable for their actions.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss nursing home neglect and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.