Last Updated: February 26, 2021

Falls & Fractures In Nursing Homes

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Nursing home neglect and abuse is a real problem facing our society. The term “abuse” can mean many things. Abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, and even financial in nature. The effects of nursing home abuse can devastate a resident’s life and run the gamut from physical symptoms to emotional trauma. Some of the most obvious abuses leave physical marks on their victims. For example, slips, trips, and falls account for some of the most severe physical injuries that a nursing home resident may incur as a result of abuse or neglect.

Although slips and falls may be accidents, they also may be an indicator of neglect or abuse. Failure to provide adequate assistance to residents who need it while moving around a facility may result in falls that could have been avoided. Unlike when younger people slip and fall, older people are put at severe risk for extreme injury. The stakes are high when a resident suffers a fall, and so special considerations must be made to prevent them.

When your loved one makes the transfer from their home to a nursing home or assisted living facility, it is under the impression that they will be kept safe. The reason people move into nursing homes is that they can no longer safely live in their own homes. Residents pay huge sums of money to ensure their needs be met in a nursing home, and safety is the biggest need that must be met. If you or a loved one have suffered a fall in a nursing home and suffered a fracture or some other type of injury, you need to seek justice

Hiring A Lawyer

Understanding the huge difference between standard slip and fall cases and nursing home slip and fall cases is crucial in these types of cases. Normal slip and falls do not have the same consequences as those that happen in nursing homes, and thus should not be treated equally. Our lawyers understand the difference and the extreme dangers of falls and fractures in nursing homes and assisted living facilities as a result of abuse or neglect. We are a law firm that will fight for the rights of you and your loved ones. We specialize in nursing home abuse and neglect and have handled dozens of cases involving falls and fractures in nursing home facilities.

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