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Falls In Nursing Homes

Placing an elderly or disabled loved one in a nursing home comes after family discussions and in-depth research. You presume that the well-being of your loved one comes first when you can no longer provide adequate care for him or her. 

Discovering a preventable injury like a fall is a violation of the trust placed in a long-term care facility, including a fall in a nursing home.

Fall in a Nursing Home in Syracuse?

fall in nursing homeResidents can be very frail, and it is not uncommon for them will fall in a nursing home and get hurt.  This can be a very emotional experience for the resident and family members.  Are nursing homes liable for falls?  

A nursing home might not have performed one of the following:

  • Use proper care techniques, which led to the fall
  • Fix any conditions that were deemed to be hazardous or a danger to the residents
  • Hired employees who were not qualified to perform their tasks led to the fall
  • Have an appropriate plan of care in place
  • Have enough staff members in the nursing home
  • Assist a resident in or out of a bed or chair.

Hazards at the facility sometimes cause falls in nursing homes.  Some of those hazards include:

  • Poor lighting
  • Defective chairs or wheelchairs
  • Wet floors
  • Defective bed rails.

Since most residents in nursing homes are elderly, falls in these facilities can be especially devastating.  Some of the most common injuries that occur at nursing homes include:

  • Fractures or Broken Bones
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Death
  • Fractured Hips
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Contusions and Lacerations.

The family member victimized by nursing home negligence can do little to protect himself or herself. That should not prevent you from asserting his or her medical and legal rights. New York nursing home neglect attorneys Joshua Gillette and  Janet Izzo encourage their clients to advocate for the vulnerable and disabled loved ones in their lives.

At Gillette & Izzo Law Office, we pursue justice in the form of compensation for physical injuries, illness and death that result from bedsores. We hold negligent nursing homes accountable for poor hiring practices that lead to untrained or overworked staff members.

If your loved one is showing these signs and you suspect he or she is being abused or neglected, if they are in imminent danger call 911.  You can also submit a Nursing Home Complaint Form This form can be completed by anyone and can be done so anonymously.

Talk To An Experienced Nursing Home Attorney About Your Legal Options

To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Syracuse, New York, nursing home falls attorney, call Gillette & Izzo Law Office at 315-421-1000 or complete our online intake form. We represent victims of nursing home negligence on a contingency basis. You do not pay legal fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

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