Falls that happen in nursing homes and similar health care facilities remain a substantial health concern, as such falls often lead to serious and possibly life-threatening injuries. Residents of nursing homes can be particularly susceptible to injury due to many factors, including age.
The type of injuries due to these falls is broad, and can include traumatic brain injuries (TBI) as well as various fractures. On this site, reasons for falls are discussed both on the “Nursing Home Resident Falls” page as well as many posts in the “nursing home falls” category. Additional commentary concerning falls can be seen in the following pages:
Due to the number of residents who fall in nursing homes, as well as the accompanying accident injuries which are often serious in nature, nursing home falls often lead to lawsuits against the nursing home or other long-term health care facility.
An example of a lawsuit against a nursing home for alleged injuries suffered during a “slip and fall” accident at a Pennsylvania nursing home is described in the March 9, 2017 PennRecord article titled “Lawsuit: Wallingford nursing home negligent in causing plaintiff’s injuries.” An excerpt regarding the alleged injuries stemming from the plaintiff’s fall, which is claimed to have happened due to a “slippery accumulation of water on the floor”:
The plaintiff says she suffered multiple injuries due to the accident, including a right fibular fracture, cervical spine injuries, right shoulder injuries, soft tissue edema, significant pain and suffering, anguish, scarring and/or disfigurement.
Additional details regarding nursing home falls, accident injuries, and related lawsuits can be seen in the sources mentioned above.
Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Joseph Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.
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In fact, because of this court trial capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court.
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