Falls in Nursing Homes
Philadelphia Attorneys Handling Nursing Home Fall Cases
Did your loved one fall while under the care of nursing home staff? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1800 older adults die or suffer serious injuries from nursing home falls every year. There is simply no excuse for this fact. If your loved one is a victim of negligent nursing home care, contact Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., located in Philadelphia, to discuss your legal rights and options.
Our firm, known throughout the area as MyPhillyLawyer, has extensive experience uncovering the truth behind nursing home fall cases. Should the resident have been restrained or in a wheel chair? Was there a lack of supervision? Were there adequate handrails in the hallway? We approach each case with thoroughness, making sure to appropriately identify the cause of the accident and the responsible party and to gather strong evidence to support our clients’ claims.
Examples of Our Cases Involving Nursing Home Falls
We have successfully handled claims involving:
- Broken bones
- Severe bruising
- Internal bleeding
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Wrongful death
- Other injuries resulting from falls in nursing homes
- Reporting Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home doctors and staff are not going to tell you if your loved one is unsupervised or in danger of falling. If your loved one did fall, the nursing home may try to blame it on old age and dismiss it as a common occurrence that’s “no big deal.” If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect, report it right away. Document any bruising or pain. Talk to trusted staff and record their statements. Your efforts will aide in securing a successful outcome.
Contact an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Attorney. Call 215-789-9346.
Our Philadelphia nursing home abuse attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience representing the needs of the injured, neglected and abused. Contact us for a free consultation if your loved one suffered a fall in a nursing home.