Nursing Home Negligence: Falls And Injuries
Choosing a nursing home for a loved one is a difficult process. You likely pondered the decision for a long time because you wanted a place that provides your loved one with exceptional care in your absence. It is devastating to learn that your loved one did not receive the kind of treatment that they deserved. If you or a loved one was injured as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, you need to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.
Our team of legal professionals at Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, provides clients with sound legal advice on their personal injury matters. For years, our law firm has been fighting for the rights of clients and shedding light on negligent practices in nursing home communities.
Fractures And Other Serious Injuries In Nursing Homes
Nursing home negligence is an ever increasing problem as the number of facilities rise in addition to the number of elderly in our society. We do not want your loved one to become just another statistic.
Falls and fractures are not unique accidents for elderly individuals. As we become older, it becomes more likely that we will be injured in an accident; the difference for nursing homes is when an individual is a known fall risk. There are rules set out in regard to how the nursing home must transport these individuals. Often, a couple of staff members are required for moving the individual to the restroom, the dining room or any movement around the place in general.
When a nursing home is understaffed or individuals are undertrained, your loved one might not receive the care and attention that he or she deserves and needs. A fall or fracture can be extremely serious for an elderly individual and can restrict their mobility to an even greater degree.
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If you are concerned that your loved one is experiencing nursing home abuse or neglect, it is essential that you act now. Your actions will help your loved one and may be important for others, too. Contact our attorneys online or by calling us at 203-285-3593 or toll free at 866-530-7228.