Accidental falls happen to the elderly, but they can be prevented with properly trained staff and monitored care. An injury from a fall does not just mean a broken bone to an elderly patient, but can easily develop into further complications and a diminished quality of life.
We Have Handled More Than 100 Nursing Home Abuse Cases
At the law firm of St.Pe’ Law, our attorneys have extensive experience in elder abuse cases involving injuries from falls. Having handled more than 100 nursing home cases, we have the necessary skills to aggressively represent you and your loved one in an action against the nursing home. We can litigate your case and will seek justice to make sure those responsible are held accountable for their actions.
Neglect Leading to Nursing Home Injuries
Nursing home administration must provide proper plans and instructions for the care of each and every resident. When these instructions are neglected or a caretaker fails to follow up on a resident, preventable injuries occur. Many times a fall occurs because a resident tries to get up to use the restroom. When a caretaker fails to make regular rounds to check on a patient, a patient can fall and hurt themselves. If a caretaker sees a resident not using their walker, and instead of assisting, he or she fails to do anything and the resident falls, this is negligence.
These types of actions lead to falls, serious injuries and even death. Painful injuries from falls include:
- broken bones
- fractured hips/pelvis
- head injuries
These injuries from falls often require surgery. Either the surgery itself or the immobility resulting from the surgery can cause a pulmonary embolism or death. Sometimes even after recovery, the quality of life of a once active elderly patient is now diminished.
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If your loved one has been a victim of neglect leading to a nursing home injury, contact us today to discuss your situation with an experienced Louisiana assisted living accident attorney in a free consultation.