Fall Injuries in Nursing Homes

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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.

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.

Schedule a free case evaluation with our firm to learn more about your potential case.