Fall Injuries in Nursing Homes
Speaking Up for the Voiceless
Fall accidents are incredibly common in the elderly, as their strength
is not what it used to be and their body is generally quite weakened.
However, one of the main reasons for putting our elderly loved ones in
a nursing home is to ensure someone will watch them at all times, in order
to prevent these fall accidents from occurring in the first place. Sadly,
this isn’t always the case, and these occurrences happen more often
than they should.
A fall accident can be quite dangerous for an elderly person, as it can
result in a number of hazardous injuries, ranging from serious to fatal.
Though accidents happen in even the very best nursing homes, negligence
is often the cause behind these entirely preventable incidents. If an
area is slippery, cluttered, or uneven, a senior citizen is far more likely
to suffer a fall than if the conditions are 100% safe. Facilities can
prevent this from happening by designing areas to be well-lit, installing
proper handrails, and monitoring patients when they are transferring in
and out of bed, wheelchairs, and the bathroom.
The following are possible injuries following a fall accident:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Hip fracture
- Traumatic brain injury
- Painful bruising
Learn How Our Nursing Home Abuse Layers in Greenville Can Help
At Jordan Law Center, we believe in doing all we can to advocate on behalf
of victims of nursing home accidents, and our
personal injury lawyer works tirelessly to hold the liable parties responsible for their
negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of
nursing home abuse, specifically a fall accident, we are the ally you’ve been looking
for. We refuse to allow these incidents to continue happening, and our
legal team will relentlessly pursue justice on your behalf.
Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (864) 642-0367.