Injuries to residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities from fall accidents are a common indication of nursing home neglect. An elderly resident or patient who is recovering from an injury or illness can easily suffer serious injury in a fall. Those who are especially fragile may be permanently disabled or even fatally injured. Since a nursing home is supposed to carefully assess the fall risk of each resident, the question becomes how could this happen? The answer unfortunately is that too many of these facilities do not take the necessary steps to fulfill their obligations to safeguard their residents from harm.
Fall accidents may cause broken bones, head or brain trauma, or internal injuries. A skilled nursing home abuse attorney at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC investigates causes of falls which may include:
Falls and other accidents, especially unexplained accidents, should be thoroughly investigated by your nursing home abuse lawyer. These complex cases require an aggressive attitude to expose the truth and a determination to hold the negligent parties wholly accountable. Our firm has the commitment and legal resources it takes to obtain a successful outcome either through negotiation or aggressive litigation, so contact us as soon as possible.
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