Nursing home falls can be devastating to the health of nursing home residents, as a range of serious injuries can occur. There are a number of reasons that a nursing home resident may fall; while at times the falls are unavoidable, many other times the residents’ falls are caused by lack of proper assistance from nursing home staff members or poorly maintained equipment, such as wheelchairs or lifts.
If an Illinois nursing home resident has fallen and sustained injuries because of a fall, there may be grounds for filing a Illinois personal injury lawsuit against the nursing home.
An August 30, 2014 San Luis Obispo Tribune article, titled “Arroyo Grande nursing home sued over resident who fell” discusses such a lawsuit, filed after a California nursing home resident allegedly fell and injured herself at the Casa Rosa Elder Care nursing home in October 2013.
The article discusses the alleged incident and injuries, as well as the lawsuit’s allegations regarding the level of care the nursing home resident received both during and after the incident.
An excerpt from the article:
After slipping and falling, a 91-year-old woman living in a residential care facility lay bleeding on a bathroom floor for three hours while a sleeping attendant ignored calls for help, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
The suit, filed on behalf of Claire Trubo, accuses Casa Rosa Elder Care in Arroyo Grande of being understaffed because it put profits ahead of care. Claims made in civil suits represent only one side and have yet to be proven in court.
Additional details are seen in the San Luis Obispo Tribune article mentioned above.
Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the Elman Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.
Elman Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its litigation (court trial) capabilities. This is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.
In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases.
To immediately speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this legal consultation.
Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.