Nursing Home Injuries: Falls
Elderly residents in nursing homes are at high risk of falling because of their fragile health conditions. When an elderly person falls in a nursing home, the nurse or management company may try to shift the blame. If the resident wasn't receiving proper care, the situation can be the impetus for a devastating accident. Call buttons don't work, nurses are understaffed and are unable to give the proper amount of attention to their patients. Whatever the cause may be, unattended patients are put at greater risk for falls.
If your loved one has fallen while in the care of a nursing home, they may have been the victim of negligence. Please contact the New York lawyers of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP today for a FREE consultation with an experienced and trusted attorney who handles personal injury cases involving nursing homes.
Common Causes Leading Falls
- Lack of proper supervision and preventive measures to eliminate the risk of falling
- Failure to implement and use safety devices such as bed alarms
- Dropping the residents while transfer due to understaffed or improperly trained nurses