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Nursing Home Fall Injuries

Someone Else’s Negligence Should Not Go Unnoticed

The Perecman Firm fights on behalf of individuals who were victims of medical negligence by holding the responsible doctors and physicians accountable.

Holding Mismanaged Nursing Homes Accountable

The expressed purpose of nursing homes is to care for elderly men and women who require professional assistance and supervision. There is no excuse when a patient receives a serious injury under the care of nursing home staff.

At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our New York City nursing home abuse attorneys are dedicated to holding nursing homes accountable when their patients suffer serious and potentially fatal falls as a result of mismanagement, inadequate staffing, and other types of abuse, recklessness, and neglect.

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The Facts About Injuries from Falling

Many nursing home patients have trouble walking without assistance due to weakness and poor balance, which puts them at risk of falling when they try to walk unaided. Many also have brittle bones, increasing the likelihood that falls will result in catastrophic injuries.

One of the most serious injuries that an older person can suffer in a fall is a hip fracture. More than 40% of older people who suffer hip fractures die within a year. According to the CDC, over 25,000 elderly adults die as a result of falls every year.

Recommended accommodations to prevent falls include:

  • Raised toilets and armrests
  • Non-slick stairways and floors
  • Ample lighting for all walkways
  • Handheld showerheads for seated bathing

Nursing homes are supposed to install such accommodations to avoid falls. Patients who are at risk of falling are supposed to be provided with assistance when they need to go to the bathroom or otherwise move about. Unfortunately, there are some nursing homes that put their profits before their patients.

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We understand how traumatic it can be when a parent, spouse or other loved one suffers a serious fall in a nursing home. We also understand the importance of holding negligent nursing homes accountable for their behavior. Our firm has the experience, skill, and insight to help you do just that.

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