Falls among the elderly are common. Falls among the elderly are especially problematical for many reasons, one being that such falls often cause significant injury that can lead directly or indirectly to deaths.
Falls can and do happen within nursing homes and other health care facilities, for various reasons.
Nursing home falls are discussed in this site in various places, including:
Additionally, various posts concerning instances of nursing home falls can be found in the “nursing home falls” category.
While, as discussed on the “Preventing Nursing Home Falls” page, there are many actions that can be taken to prevent nursing home falls, one way is through analysis of data.
A new study and its findings regarding preventing nursing home falls is discussed in the June 30, 2015 McKnights article titled “EHRs and predictive analytics could predict nursing home fall risks: study” as well as the June 30 CaliforniaHealthline.org article titled “EHRs, Analytics Can Flag Patient Fall Risks in Calif. Nursing Homes.”
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 see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted. This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.
Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer. Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.
During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.
To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. This legal consultation is free and confidential. Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.
Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.