My Loved One’s Been Hurt in a Nursing Home Fall, What Should I Do?
If your loved one has suffered broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord damage or another serious injury as a result of a slip-and-fall accident in a nursing home, you should speak with an attorney. Nursing homes are highly skilled at denying responsibility for slip-and-fall accidents and blaming a patient’s age or illness as the cause of his or her accident.
All too often, however, nursing home slip-and-fall accidents are the result of substandard care. Patients suffer falls that could have been prevented with proper care:
- Nursing homes should assess a patient’s risk for slip-and-fall accidents. Patients who are at risk for fall injuries should receive a high level of attention and care.
- Patients who are at risk of falling out of their beds should have side railings that can prevent falls.
- Patients sometimes suffer falls because a nursing home staff member has refused to respond to their request for aid in a timely fashion. Some patients suffer fall injuries while attempting to walk to a bathroom after waiting an extended period for assistance.
- Patients who are highly medicated, have difficulty walking, suffer from dementia, or face other challenges that may present a risk for fall injuries must receive the critical assistance they require.
If your loved one has been seriously injured or fatally injured in a nursing home slip-and-fall accident, contact us at RGLZ. We represent clients throughout New York City and Long Island in nursing home injury claims.
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Our firm has been relied upon to provide quality legal representation for accident victims since 1968. Our team of experienced and skilled trial lawyers has a proven record of results in nursing home negligence claims. We know how to effectively investigate slip-and-fall accident claims and we are committed to aggressively pursuing the full compensation you are entitled to receive.
We handle all nursing home negligence claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with one of our nursing home slip-and-fall lawyers, call 866-639-5567 or contact us by e-mail. Let the RGLZ family help your family.