Falls In Nursing Homes Are Serious – Our Attorneys Can Help
Call the Chicago nursing home neglect attorneys who get results
Injuries from falls are a major threat to the health and well-being of residents of nursing homes. They can cause serious injuries. When nursing home neglect is the cause of a fall, residents may be able to recover financial compensation. The nursing home neglect attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. fight for their rights.
Falls by nursing home residents can lead to serious long-term disabilities and even death. Many nursing homes fail to adequately train staff members in how to prevent falls in residents. Disturbingly, most falls by residents of nursing homes go unreported. The following types of injuries may be a sign that your loved one has suffered a fall while under the care of a nursing home:
- Broken bones (including hip, pelvis, spine, leg, hand and arm)
- Head trauma/traumatic brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Psychological effects (including depression and social isolation)
It is common for nursing home residents to have mobility issues, and they are at an increased risk of falling. Nursing homes have a responsibility to take steps to try to prevent falls. When a nursing home fails to adequately protect its residents from the dangers of falling, it may be liable for negligence.
Our lawyers will help your loved one get justice
Nursing home residents who were injured in a fall caused by neglect may be able to recover financial compensation. This includes compensation for current and future medical expenses related to their injuries. It may also include other damages, such as disability, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Negligent parties responsible for falls need to be held accountable. But cases involving nursing home falls can be complicated. Nursing homes and staff members typically deny doing anything wrong. Their lawyers will argue that a fall was simply an accident, and that there was nothing that could have been done to prevent it.
That is why you need an experienced nursing home neglect attorney to fight for your loved one’s rights. Our legal team investigates what happened to get the facts. We review medical records, maintenance records and inspection reports. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult experts.
Our firm builds strong cases that get results
Our attorneys check to see if nursing homes and staff members were meeting their responsibilities. Was there adequate lighting? Were handrails installed? Were spills cleaned up promptly? Were all walkways kept clear of obstacles and tripping hazards? Were all proper precautions taken if a resident was experiencing mobility problems?
We focus on building a strong case that nursing homes, their lawyers and their insurance company can’t ignore. When insurance companies see that we are prepared to fight on behalf of your loved one, they often agree to talk about a settlement.
Our goal is help you and your loved one recover the maximum compensation possible. This may include compensation for current and future medical expenses, disability, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages. If the insurance company won’t negotiate, we will be ready to fight for your loved one in court.
If your loved one has been injured in a fall at a nursing home, we suggest talking to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Learn more about we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our nursing home abuse attorneys. We can review the details of your loved one’s case and go over your legal options.