Pursuing Compensation For Nursing Home Falls
Every year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that thousands of elderly adults in nursing homes across the country suffer serious injury or death from falls that could have been prevented. When elder care facility staff and management fail to provide proper assistance and the safe environment residents need and deserve, you have an experienced law firm on your side.
The law firm of Albert Buzzetti & Associates is dedicated to helping New Jersey and New York clients hold nursing home facilities accountable for negligent actions. The absence of bed rails for patients who are known to be fall risks as well as lack of supervision and tripping hazards result in thousands of slip and falls per year at nursing homes and frequently cause hip fractures, hip dislocations and other serious injuries.
Our experienced attorneys are committed to protecting our clients’ rights in personal injury and wrongful death claims, including falls at nursing homes. Contact our Englewood Cliffs or New York City law offices to speak with our dedicated advocate in a no-cost consultation. Call (New Jersey) or 866-237-8202 (New York).
A Fall Can Result In All Types Of Injuries
Preventable falls and other signs of nursing home neglect are a dangerous problem for elderly and disabled residents. A fall can result in a wide range of serious injuries for loved ones, including:
- Broken bones
- Severe head injury
- Stress fractures
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Hip injury, including hip fractures and hip dislocation
- Soft tissue injuries (Bruises)
- Internal bleeding
Nursing home residents suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can wander off and injure themselves when left unattended. Others who are disabled or too weak to support their own weight without assistance can fall while getting in or out of bed or a wheelchair. Medication errors, restrictive clothing and persons with a mental impairment risk tripping or slipping and falling during daily routines due to a dangerous lack of maintenance or upkeep. Care facility workers can also put residents at risk of injury in a fall due to poor training and understaffing problems, or worse, intentional abuse or neglect.
Discuss Your Nursing Home Neglect Concerns With Us Today
We take nursing home neglect and abuse seriously at Albert Buzzetti & Associates. Our clients count on our attentive service, aggressive representation and commitment to helping ensure justice is served and full compensation is recovered for negligent mistreatment of their loved ones.
If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect has caused injury to you or a loved one, contact us at our law offices in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, or New York City for a free consultation to discuss your legal issues with our skilled lawyers. Call (New Jersey) or 866-237-8202 (New York).