Nursing Home Falls and Injury
Working Towards a Safer Nursing Home Environment
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly three out of every four nursing home residents fall at least once a year and 1,800 residents die from falls in nursing homes. While most falls are caused by muscle weakness, walking problems and other unavoidable factors, somewhere between 16 and 27 percent of resident falls are caused by hazards in the nursing home, ranging from wet floors to improperly maintained wheelchairs. These hazards are preventable.
If your loved one was killed or seriously injured by a nursing home fall, turn to the experienced, compassionate and knowledgeable Queens nursing home falls and injury lawyers at Ginsberg & Katsorhis, P.C. For more than 30 years, our law firm has helped the people of New York recover compensation for their injuries or the wrongful death of their loved ones.
Nursing home residents are often forgotten members of our society. A day-long trip to a nursing home can expose half a dozen instances where a resident did not receive proper care or was put at risk by negligent property conditions. To ensure that your loved one receives the care that he or she deserves, the best thing you can do is show that you care for him or her by visiting the nursing home regularly. If your loved one has been the victim of a preventable fall injury, the best thing you can do is file a lawsuit to hold the negligent parties accountable. Contact Ginsberg & Katsorhis, P.C., to learn more.
Nursing home falls occur for a number of reasons, including:
- A resident's physical disability
- Lack of supervision in nursing homes
- Improper physical restraints
- Not enough grab bars for easier movement
- Medications that increase fall risk
- Toilets that are too low
- Beds that are too high
- Poor lighting
- Slippery floors
Recovering Compensation · Protecting Vulnerable Adults
A nursing home lawsuit can do many things. It can lead to compensation for your loved one's hospital bills, pain and suffering and, in cases of wrongful death, funeral expenses. It can penalize the nursing home, managed care facility, nurses and/or doctors for their actions, requiring them to pay money for their negligence. It can also teach nursing homes that their actions are unacceptable and won't go unnoticed.
Contact Our Queens Nursing Home Falls and Injury Lawyers
Our New York City elder law attorneys are prepared to fight for you and your elderly family member. We invite you to call Ginsberg & Katsorhis in Flushing and Astoria, New York, toll free at (718) 591-6900 or contact us by e-mail.
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