When Nursing Homes Fail To Prevent Falls

Many nursing home residents are susceptible to falling due to their impaired mental and physical condition. As a result, it is of the utmost importance for our loved ones to be monitored carefully by nursing home staff to help prevent falls and injury.

Brittle bones and compromised health make falling for elderly residents of nursing homes even more troubling. Falls can result in fractured bones and brain injuries, both of which can be fatal. Nursing homes, and other medical facilities, have a duty to protect residents from preventable falls. The fact is, most falls are preventable with appropriate care and supervision from trained staff.

Things to make sure staff are doing for your loved one who is at an increased risk for falling include:

  • Monitoring them closely
  • Utilizing preventative devices such as bed alarms, floor mats, beds lowered to the floor, and toileting schedules
  • A variety of other possible interventions that you should discuss with your healthcare professional

Helping Clients Secure The Compensation They Deserve

If you or a loved one has suffered a fall in an Illinois nursing home or hospital, you may be entitled to compensation. We can investigate your case and help you seek maximum compensation for you or your loved one's suffering.

If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation to discuss your case with an attorney, please call us at 847-640-1676 or complete our online contact form. You pay no fees unless we win your case.