Fall Injuries in Nursing Homes
Fort Lauderdale Nursing Home Litigation Attorney
The care of our nation’s elderly is so important that the federal
government and state governments have outlined numerous standards to ensure
that patients receive high quality and attentive care. Nursing homes and
assisted living facilities have a duty to abide by these standards of
care, but unfortunately, accidents still happen. Some of the most common
types of accidents that result from negligent nursing facilities and staff
are fall accidents.
Kelley/Uustal is well versed in
nursing home litigation and is prepared to represent you in your nursing home fall injury case.
We encourage you to speak with a member of our team today about potential
liability and compensation.
Call (954) 715-4511 to speak with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer.
Causes of Nursing Home Fall Injuries
Nursing home fall injuries commonly result from the following:
- Inattentive supervision
- Damaged walking aids
- Poor lighting
- Wet or slippery floors
- Improper foot care
- Being dropped by staff while being transported into or out of beds or wheelchairs
The CDC estimates that between 50% and 75% of nursing home patients will
experience a fall in a year, with as many as 20% of those falls resulting
in injury. The consequences of a fall can be very serious for an elderly
person, potentially resulting in bruising, painful fractures, loss of
confidence and quality of life, depression and anxiety, and potential
disability. While some falls are inevitable, a properly run nursing home
should be able to prevent most falls from occurring.
Staunch Representation in Nursing Home Injury Cases
Kelley/Uustal has more than 325 years of combined legal experience, making
our firm one of the most respected and successful personal injury law
firms in South Florida. We take an aggressive stance against nursing homes
and caregivers who breach their duty to care for our nation’s most
vulnerable residents. We are unyielding in our fight to ensure that negligent
facilities are brought to justice for betraying the trust of families
who depended on them to care for their loved ones.
If your loved one has fallen and sustained an injury or has lost their
life due to a related complication, you may be entitled to take legal
action. Talk about your legal options with an experienced, top-rated Fort
Lauderdale nursing home litigation lawyer at Kelley/Uustal.
free case evaluation with our firm to learn more about your potential case.