People who live in nursing homes or long-term care facilities usually do so because they need help with activities of daily living (ADLs). They may need help moving from chair to bed and vice versa. They and their family members entrust their safety to the caregivers.
For these reasons, it is important to investigate the causes of an accident when a resident falls and suffers injuries at a nursing home. Did your husband, wife, mother, father, or disabled son or daughter suffer injuries in a fall in a long-term care facility? Rest assured that at Dankner Milstein, P.C., we are equipped with the resources necessary to bring about a favorable outcome in a meritorious nursing home accident case.
- Did personnel fail to keep bed rails up for a client prone to wander?
- Did a nursing home resident fall while using a walker or cane, simply because no one was watching him or her?
- Did a nursing home resident fall on steps after wandering off outside the building?
Whatever the circumstances of your or your loved one’s fall injury, you may be doing other residents and future residents a favor while investigating your case for compensation against the nursing facility. The long-term care facility may reform its procedures as a result of your lawsuit — as well as compensating you for medical bills, lost wage replacement, pain and suffering. Future residents may avoid unexpected falls as a result.