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Nursing Home Slip-and-Falls

Does Your Loved One Have a Fractured Hip or Broken Bone?

Broken bones, fractured hips and severe bruising are the most common signs that a slip-and-fall has occurred in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Unfortunately, slip-and-falls are common in nursing homes and are often tragic. Between 50 and 75 percent of nursing home residents over the age of 65 fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And 10 to 20 percent of these falls cause serious injury or even death.

In many cases, these falls could have been prevented with proper care and monitoring.

When you suspect that a loved one is not receiving proper care, we can help. For 40 years, the nursing home negligence attorneys at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., have helped injured New Yorkers hold nursing homes and assisted living providers accountable. We put that knowledge and experience to work for you. To learn more, contact us online via e-mail or call 212-750-1200. We fight, you win.

Why Bronx Nursing Home Falls Occur

Nursing home residents are often older and more frail, so muscle weakness and walking problems are not uncommon. Residents may also suffer from dementia or memory and thinking problems that can put them at further risk of trips, slips and falls when participating in daily activities.

Several other factors also contribute to assisted living falls:

  • Hazards like wet floors, poor lighting, incorrect bed height, improperly fitted wheelchairs
  • Medication errors or changes, especially with sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs, can affect someone's stability and reaction time.
  • Lack of assistance in moving about
  • Other mobility problems caused by poor foot care, poorly fitting shoes or inadequate walking aids

It is essential for nursing homes to be adequately staffed to eliminate these hazards and provide special assistance to residents with limited mobility. Too often, falls occur simply because a nursing home fails to follow care plans and monitor residents as needed.

Inadequate supervision results in falls that can cause serious injuries such as broken bones, fractured hips, internal bleeding and even traumatic brain injuries.

Contact Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C.: Good Lawyers, Good Friends

Elderly adults who have difficulty walking should receive assistance from nursing home staff as outlined in care plans. When these plans are ignored and residents are neglected, serious injuries can occur from slip-and-falls. It is important to protect the rights of your loved one. Our nursing home negligence lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help nursing home residents obtain full and fair compensation for injuries resulting from care center falls. To schedule a free consultation at our New York office, contact us online or call 212-750-1200. If you are unable to come to our office, we can travel to you.

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