Helping You Seek Compensation For Nursing Home Falls And Fractures Caused By Negligence
People get older — and your parents and grandparents are no exception. If they are in a nursing home, they likely are not able to live alone. They could be frail and you need to trust the people who are supposed to care for them. When a senior adult suffers a fall, their independence, health and life could be at stake.
If you or a family member was injured, suffered a fracture or died after suffering a fall at a nursing home in the Suffolk, Newport News or Norfolk are, call our compassionate nursing home falls and fractures attorneys at Weisberg & Weisberg, P.L.L.C.. We will work for you and your family to protect your rights and help you recover the damages you need to help with your recovery.
Nursing Homes Are Legally Required To Protect Residents
According to the CDC, about three million senior citizens are treated for fall-related injuries each year. Because it is so common, most nursing homes have rules designed to keep residents safe from falling. Responsible nursing homes should have bed rails, grab rails, restraints and handrails. They should also have rules for assisting their residents in and out of chairs and showers and on and off the toilet.
The facility might have had bad lighting, wet or slippery floors and other hazards. Maybe staff is not trained properly to keep residents. If a nursing home did not provide a safe environment for you or your loved one, there is grounds for a lawsuit.
Nursing homes have responsibilities. Their negligence could include:
- Training. Employees must have proper training and qualifications.
- Monitoring. Residents must be properly monitored and receive needed care.
- Duty of care. It is the nursing home’s responsibility to provide appropriate care.
- Risk assessments. They must inspect the grounds and ensure safety.
- Staffing. There should be enough staff on hand to provide needed care.
- Medical equipment. They should have the equipment needed to keep residents safe.
We Can Help If Someone Was Hurt Or Died After A Nursing Home Fall
At Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping nursing home residents who have suffered a fall or fracture recover the maximum compensation possible. Our team is prepared to help you and your family move forward.