Due to a number of factors, accidents in which residents fall and hurt themselves are one of the most common types of nursing home injuries. One of the reasons that nursing home residents fall is due to a lack of balance, which may be caused by a number of factors, including aging as well as a potential side-effect of various medications. Other reasons why nursing home residents fall are further discussed on the “Chicago Nursing Home Falls And Dropped Residents” page.
Due to the incidence of these falls – as well as the serious types of injuries that often result due to these falls – lawsuits against Illinois nursing homes alleging neglect in cases of nursing home fall injuries are common.
An example of a recent lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County is discussed in the Cook County Record article of December 24, 2015, titled “Daughter blames Lexington of Schaumburg for mother’s nursing home death.” As seen in the article, the lawsuit claims negligence in the fall of a resident, and also claims violations of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act.
The alleged fall and injuries happened when as the resident was using the washroom. Walking to and using the bathroom is a common setting for nursing home falls.
Additional commentary regarding nursing home falls includes:
Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit. This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential. Elman Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.
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