If your elderly family member suffered a fracture, a head wound or other mysterious injury, you are right to be concerned. Even if the nursing home admits that your loved one fell, you are right to second-guess their version of events.
Falls are the most common injury in nursing homes. Some are unforeseeable accidents, but all too often they result from abuse, neglect or lack of safety protocols. The law offices of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, has the experience and professional resources to uncover what really happened and to hold the care facility accountable.
If you suspect your loved one was injured through negligence, contact us today to investigate. Our personal injury lawyers have successfully sued nursing homes in the Capital District and throughout Central and Upstate New York.
Common Nursing Home Negligence Injuries
Infirmities and brittle bones — not to mention hard floors — make nursing home patients especially susceptible to serious injury from any falling accident. We commonly see pelvis and hip fractures, broken legs and ankles, fractured arms and wrists, and head trauma. These injuries are slow to heal, and complications such as infection can lead to other health problems or death.
Our legal team is skilled at revealing the negligence behind nursing home falls:
- Failure to assess new patients for fall risk
- Failure to assist frail patients in walking, using the bathroom, etc.
- Falls from beds without guard rails
- Patients dropped while being lifted or transported
- Physical abuse or excessive restraint
- Lapses in supervision or security (wandering off)
We examine the nursing home’s protocols for preventing falls and criteria for screening new residents. We research code violations, Health Department citations, previous lawsuits and the medical charts. Did your loved one have known risk factors? Had they fallen before? Were the patient records altered?
A lawsuit is a measure of justice and accountability, and helps ensure that other residents and families do not suffer a similar ordeal. It seeks compensation for your loved one’s medical treatment, reduced life expectancy or quality of life, and pain and suffering.
Elder Home Injury Lawyers that Care and Are Here to Help!
Contact us for a free personal injury consultation by phone at(518) 274-5820 or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, or Saratoga Springs, NY.
An experienced attorney at our firm will handle the case, not a paralegal or inexperienced junior associate. We take this situation as seriously as you do and are here to help you through each step of the legal process.