Nursing Home Falls
West Virginia Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Due to their age, medical condition, or physical state, nursing home residents are at particular risk for fall accidents. Later in life, as a person's bones lose their density, they may have trouble walking. Illnesses, injuries and infections can also affect a person's ability to walk or maintain their balance. This is why nursing homes need to pay special attention and care to providing a safe environment for residents to get around without putting them in further danger of fall accidents. Negligence can be at fault for many fall accidents.
Some instances of negligence, on the part of nursing home staff, which could result in fall accidents include:
- Improperly securing or locking a resident's bed rails,
- Failing to get assistance when moving a resident from their bed to a wheelchair or gurney,
- Not responding in a timely manner to a resident's request for help, thus leaving them trying to get up and around on their own,
- Leaving floors or walkways wet after cleaning them,
- Not installing sufficient lighting, thus making it difficult for residents to see where they are going, and
- Failing to perform regular maintenance on wheelchairs, walkers and other items residents use.
Nursing homes which are not sufficiently staffed can also lead to fall accidents, broken bones and in some cases, head injuries. In worst case scenarios a wrongful death can be the tragic result of a fall accident. If you suspect nursing home abuse or negligence has lead up to a loved one's fall accident and injuries, you need to consult with a West Virginia personal injury lawyer right away. The lawyers at the firm will thoroughly analyze facts and reports surrounding your case, advise you of your legal options and help you determine the best course of action to pursue.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Serving West Virginia
For over thirty years, the attorneys at the firm have dedicated themselves to providing clients with the kind of attention to detail, professional and aggressive litigation and extreme commitment they would expect to receive when it comes to their most personal affairs. It does not matter who they go up against, the attorneys at the firm are intent on seeing their clients' interests protected and justice served. Take the case of Mike Webster. He was a center for the Pittsburgh Steelers and a Hall of Famer, who, due to his representation from the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC, won his head trauma disability case against the NFL and received a judgment.
To date, his is the only disability case won against the NFL. There is no guarantee, of course, when it comes to the verdict or settlement in a case. The firm's record does speak for itself, however, in that they have received an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubble, been highly and widely regarded as one of the best law firms in the United States, and have over 125 cases which resulted in verdicts and settlements over $1 million dollars.
If you have a loved one who has been injured as a result of a fall accident in a nursing home, you need to contact a West Virginia nursing home abuse attorney at the firm right away to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your legal options.
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