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.