Residents in nursing homes are often susceptible to falling and injuring themselves, for a number of reasons.
Due to the high incidence and severity of injury that these falls can cause, Illinois nursing home falls are discussed extensively on this site. These falls are one of the most common types of Illinois nursing home accidents. These falls, of course, also occur in various other types of long-term health care facilities, including assisted living facilities and retirement homes.
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.
If a nursing home resident falls and injures themselves, the nursing home may be liable for such an injury. A recent example of a lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County can be seen in the Cook County Record article of November 3, 2015, titled “Son sues McAllister Nursing & Rehab, alleging neglect in father’s death.”
As seen in the article, the basis of the lawsuit is the alleged repeated falls and accompanying injuries that the patient suffered.
Each Illinois nursing home accident injury needs to be assessed, from a legal perspective, on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Illinois nursing home accident lawyers at the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and to get a legal overview concerning the accident injury.
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.