As people grow older, muscle control and coordination can become affected to the point where falling becomes a real risk. Add to this the fact that a senior may be suffering from osteoporosis or some other condition that could magnify the level of injury he or she suffers in a fall.
Placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home is an incredibly difficult decision to make. One of the deciding factors for many people is that your loved one will be receiving the level of care and attention that he or she needs from a professional staff which is dedicated to providing assistance.
In reality, nursing homes are often staffed at the minimum necessary levels in order to maximize profits. This can leave your senior loved one unattended, unmonitored and without the assistance that could keep him or her from falling. Steps that can be taken to prevent falling include:
- Conducting a fall risk assessment
- Installing bed rails
- Installing bed alarms
Failing to take these steps can lead to serious injuries that could have been avoided with proper care. Nursing homes need to be held accountable when their lapses leave our senior loved ones injured.
AV PREEMINENT* RATED REPRESENTATION FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM A FALL IN A NURSING HOME
At Trapp & Geller, our firm offers highly skilled personal injury representation that is able to help people protect their senior loved ones from dangerous situations where they are not receiving the care they need. When a fall has happened and your senior loved one has been injured we can help you effectively pursue the compensation necessary to send a message to the nursing home owner. We have a deep understanding of the regulations that govern nursing home care. We will work to uncover any deviations from or failures to adhere to the standards nursing home owners are legally bound to follow.
CONTACT THE CHICAGO NURSING HOME FALL LAWYERS OF TRAPP & GELLER
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Chicago nursing home fall attorneys, call 312-818-2591 or contact us online. We here to help you get the justice that your loved one deserves.
We bill on a contingent fee basis. We only get paid if we secure compensation for you. There is no risk and no cost to you.