Falls in Nursing Homes
Prescott Personal Injury Attorney
If you are like many people, when you placed your loved one in nursing home care, you told him or her you wanted him or her to live in a safer environment. You may have even specifically stated that you were concerned about your loved one falling when he or she lived alone. And if your spouse, parent or other loved one fell while in the care of a nursing home, you may be wondering how this type of accident ever happened. You may also be curious about your legal rights and options.
At The Carman Law Firm, we understand the many ways in which falls in nursing homes can occur. Many are due to lack of supervision. Our Prescott injury attorney can provide compassionate and effective legal services to your family as we seek compensation and hold negligent nursing homes accountable.
Questions About Nursing Home Falls? Our Prescott Lawyer Can Help!
Most nursing home falls can be prevented with proper staffing. However, nursing homes have become increasingly understaffed. The staff to resident ratio is simply insufficient, which means that nursing home residents are not being watched over as thoroughly as they should be. Residents who are known fall risks should be monitored, and fall precautions should be taken with all residents.
Nursing home residents should be protected from falls in ways such as providing:
- Assistance to the bathroom
- Assistance to food areas
- Proper monitoring
- Secured doorways and wheelchair ramps
- Proper lighting
- Adequately maintained walking surfaces
The vast majority of falls in nursing homes can be prevented with proper precautions and adequate staffing. If your loved one suffered broken bones, a broken hip, a serious brain injury or died in a fall, talk to us and learn more about how we can help you with an injury claim or a wrongful death claim.
If your loved one was injured in a nursing home fall or died in a nursing home fall, you can start your case by calling on the Carman Law Firm. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.