Sometimes A Fall Is An Accident. Sometimes It Is A Red Flag.
Learning that a loved one was seriously injured after being allowed to fall in a nursing home is upsetting and stressful. A fall may result in significant physical and mental injuries to your loved one. You will want to discuss the details of your loved one’s accident with an attorney who can help you seek compensation.
Steven D. Davis Law Group, APC in Culver City can evaluate any case occurring in a nursing home across Southern California We can help you pursue proper compensation to account for medical expenses, future medical care, and your pain and suffering. Our many years of trial experience have prepared us to represent your interests in the court system.
What Is The Likelihood That A Fall Can Occur?
All patients/residents admitted to a nursing home or secondary care facility must be evaluated for fall risk factors. Protocols exist to ensure the safety of patients, but these are not always properly observed or followed by the nursing home staff. Special safety or assistance devices may be recommended by doctors or therapists, but the nursing home may fail to provide such devices and subsequently, a fall can occur resulting in a broken hip or other serious injury.
Falls in nursing homes often occur when:
- A resident attempts to go to the bathroom alone after failing to contact a caregiver.
- A caregiver is transferring a resident from bed to wheelchair or from wheelchair to toilet and fails to take the necessary precautions to prevent a fall.
- A resident lacks sufficient monitoring, supervision or assistance and makes risky choices such as walking unassisted against doctor’s orders.
- A resident suffers from dementia or a behavioral disorder and lacks proper management for that condition, leading to physical injury accidents.
Whatever the details of your loved one’s fall injury in a nursing home, we can investigate the circumstances to determine if you have a valid claim. If appropriate, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf to sue for issues such as understaffing, poor training of staff and lack of proper monitoring resulting in a physical injury.