As previously discussed in this site, one of the foremost dangers facing residents of nursing homes – as well as similar long-term health care facilities such as assisted living facilities and retirement homes – is that of if a nursing home resident falls.
While these falls can be caused by a variety of factors, due to a number of reasons the injury that can result from these falls can be severe in nature.
Depending upon the nature and causes of these falls and the injury that results, there may be grounds for filing of a lawsuit.
An example of this is seen in a lawsuit filed against a Florida nursing home. This lawsuit has been filed in an incident involving a nursing home fall suffered by a resident. This lawsuit is discussed in the July 10, 2014 theledger.com article titled “Lawsuit Filed Against Lakeland Nursing Home in Death of Patient After Fall.” In this case, the woman who fell, Gloria Miller, died on December 11, 2012 after falling and breaking her hip at the nursing home in early November 2012.
Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources, including theledger.com 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.