Nursing Home Falls Can Result In Severe Injuries
Many nursing home residents are susceptible to falling due to mental and physical impairments. 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 falls in the elderly 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 by trained staff.
For a loved one who is at an increased risk for falling, make sure the nursing home staff:
- Monitors him or her closely
- Uses preventative measures such as bed alarms, floor mats, beds lowered to the floor and toileting schedules
- Considers other possible interventions that you should discuss with your health care 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. Rosenberg, Rosenberg, Eisenberg & Associates, LLC, 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.