Due to the frequency and potential severity of injury that falls can cause, falls that happen in Illinois nursing homes are commonly discussed on this site.
The subject of nursing home falls is discussed on the following pages:
Additional discussion on nursing home falls are seen in the individual “nursing home falls” posts.
Various sources indicate that falls are one of the most common types of Illinois nursing home accidents. These falls also commonly occur in assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities.
Also common are lawsuits over nursing home falls, especially if the falls appear to be caused by negligence of the facility. Given the nature of falls by the elderly, often injuries can be significant – and in some cases the injuries may lead to death. Broken hips are frequent injuries resulting from nursing home residents who trip or slip.
A recent Illinois wrongful death lawsuit, featured in the Madison Record article of November 3, 2015, titled “Nursing home seeks to transfer wrongful death suit,” serves as an example of a wrongful death lawsuit that alleges negligence occurred in the repeated falls of a nursing home resident.
Additional details can be seen in the Madison Record article.
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.