Many nursing home residents suffer from health problems that increase their likelihood of getting injured. Such health problems may include decreased mobility or dementia.
Nursing homes have an obligation to render proper care and supervision to all of their elderly residents, and facilities with an adequate number of trained staff should be able to prevent a majority of accidents.
When the home fails in this regard and an elderly resident suffers from a fall or other accident, the nursing home may be held liable.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to an accident or fall while under the care of a nursing home or other long-term care facility, our personal injury lawyers at Fetterman & Associates are here to help.
We work in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, and other local communities. To learn more about receiving compensation for your injuries and care, send us a message online or call our team at 561-845-2510 today.
Injuries due to falls are common for elderly residents of nursing homes and other care facilities. According to the Nursing Home Abuse Center, falls rank as the largest single cause of preventable emergency room visits by the elderly.
Nearly 1,800 residents of care facilities die each year from injuries related to falls. Adults sixty-five and older our four times more likely to die from a fall if they live in a nursing home than if they stay at home or with family.
A number of circumstances can cause or contribute to the injury of your loved one while under the care of a nursing home, including:
Contact an experienced team of nursing home negligence lawyer if you or one of your loved ones has suffered from an injury due to a fall or accident while staying in a nursing home. The professionals at Fetterman & Associates have years of experience helping people with injuries due to the improper care giving of health care professionals.
We understand the challenges faced by individuals and families harmed while under the care of another, and are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure you receive the help and compensation you deserve.
Do not delay. Contact to us online or call 561-845-2510 today to see how we can help.