When Is A Fall In A Nursing Home An Indication Of Neglect?
One of the most common reasons for injuries suffered by nursing home patients are drops and falls. Most facilities have strict protocols in place to avoid injuries when moving patients or while residents are walking, and your loved one’s caretakers should assess and evaluate fall risk for each patient. If your loved one suffered injuries in a fall or a drop call us right away.
Nursing homes have a duty of care to every resident. In addition to proper care, medical support and nutrition, patients also have a right to safety. If an Illinois nursing home acted negligently or recklessly, leading to the injury of your loved one, Taradash Johnson Janezic in McHenry is ready to assist your family. Our attorneys have over 75 years of combined experience in personal injury law, and we know what it takes to fight for justice for your family member.
Preventing Serious Accidents In Nursing Homes
If your loved one fell or was dropped while being moved by nursing home staff, it may be a sign of improperly trained workers, lack of safety protocols or low staffing levels. Most nursing home patients are medically fragile and physically frail, and even a minor accident or trauma can have substantial and detrimental consequences that can further limit mobility and impact quality of life. Consider the following about your loved one’s injuries:
- Falls – A nursing home patient who is physically unstable is at risk for a fall when getting in and out of bed, getting dressed, bathing, walking and doing other activities. Falls often result in broken bones, but they are preventable with proper supervision and assistance.
- Drops – When nursing home workers are transporting or moving a patient, insufficient staff or recklessness can lead to patient drops. Training and appropriate staff levels can reduce the chance of a drop.
Nursing home injuries are often indicators that there are issues such as understaffing, neglect or even abuse. If you suspect a problem, our team can evaluate your case and help you understand the legal options available to you.
Fighting For The Interests Of Your Loved One
We tenaciously fight for the interests and rights of nursing home residents who suffer because of abuse, neglect, malnutrition and other problems. Our lawyers offer free initial evaluations to concerned family members, and you can call 815-669-4635, or email to make your appointment.