Dedicated Nursing Home Fracture Injury Attorneys in Palm Beach Gardens, FL Protect the Rights of Nursing Home Injury Victims in Palm Beach County and Throughout Florida
Statistics from the CDC show that falls are a leading cause of injury to the elderly. To many other age groups, a fracture or broken bone may not constitute a serious medical matter, but injuries sustained by elderly individuals in falls are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries and they increase the likelihood of subsequent falls. They can also seriously inhibit the victim’s ability to get around and live independently. Falls in nursing homes are alarmingly common, and many elderly falls in nursing homes are caused by some form of negligence. When this happens, you may have grounds for filing an insurance claim. To learn more about your rights and how to pursue a nursing home fall injury insurance claim, contact the experienced and compassionate Palm Beach Gardens nursing home fall injury lawyers at Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa today.
Common Causes of Nursing Home Falls
There are many ways someone can fall in a nursing home. Common causes include:
- Balance issues
- Premises hazards such as cluttered, damaged, or uneven walkways
- Footwear deterioration
- Poor lighting
- Poor eyesight
- Inadequate mobility assistive devices
- A failure to properly supervise or transfer patients
- Management mistakes in keeping track and caring for fall-risk patients
- A failure to supervise patients prone to wandering
- A lack of safeguards to prevent falls, such as guardrails, bed rails, and preventing aggressive patients from pushing or harming other patients or residents
Abuse, neglect, poor worker training, and inadequate resources are some of the more serious causes of nursing home falls.
Depending on how, where, and why a nursing home fall occurs, the nursing home, a member of staff, or another party (such as a maintenance, repair, or landscaping company) may be at fault for the fall. Our Palm Beach Gardens nursing home fall injury lawyers will investigate the case to determine the best path toward ensuring the well-being of your loved one and securing the compensation you may be owed. Correctly determining the cause of the fall and identifying the at-fault party and their insurers are important components of any successful nursing home injury claim.
About Palm Beach Gardens and Fall and Fracture Cases
According to the CDC, millions of older people fall every year. Falls often cause serious injuries such as broken bones and head injuries, and three million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries annually. Many of these accidents occur in nursing homes. Over 800,000 patients are hospitalized every year because of such injuries, and falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The total medical costs for falls can exceed $50 billion annually, and the losses that accrue to the families of victims can easily run into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars per case. Contact our Palm Beach Gardens nursing home fall injury lawyers today for dedicated legal representation in your nursing home fall accident case.
Nursing Home Fracture Injury Attorneys in Palm Beach Gardens, FL Thoroughly Investigate Nursing Home Fall Injuries
One way our Palm Beach Gardens nursing home fall injury lawyers will help you is by determining where and why your loved one fell. Depending on the case specifics, the nursing home may be to blame. For example, if a nursing home hires unqualified staff, does not hire enough staff to properly care for its residents, does not train staff on the dangers of patient and resident falls, or does not meet other federal or state safety standards, the nursing home can be liable for any resultant falls. In other cases, a worker or service team may be at fault. Making the correct determination requires evidence collection, a deep understanding of personal injury law, and experience handling nursing home injury lawsuits.
Our Palm Beach Gardens nursing home fall injury lawyers will handle every step of your case, and we do not collect unless you win. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. If a loved one happens to fall in a nursing home, make sure that they get the medical attention they need and inform the nursing home staff about what happened. Request a fall report, which the nursing home will provide. It will contain relevant details of the fall. Follow your doctor’s directions for rehabilitation and consult with an attorney to see what your legal options are and what kinds of compensation you may have grounds for pursuing.
Call (561) 516-5168 Speak to a member of our team today.