At Your Insurance Attorney, we understand the impact that falls can have on the lives of nursing home residents and their families. We are committed to holding nursing homes accountable for their negligence and fighting for the rights of those who have been harmed.
Falls in nursing homes can occur due to a variety of reasons, such as poor lighting, wet floors, cluttered walkways, and lack of proper supervision. Staff may not be properly trained to recognize the risks of falling or may not have the time or resources to properly care for patients. In some cases, staff may even be aware of the problem but choose to ignore it. This is unacceptable and negligent behavior from the staff and the nursing home management.
One of the main reasons that falls occur in nursing homes is due to neglect. Many nursing homes are run for profit and as a result, they may understaff the facilities, leading to less care and more bad outcomes like falls. This is unacceptable, and it’s important that we hold these facilities accountable for their actions. Inadequate staffing can also lead to delayed response time to residents who need assistance, increasing the risk of falls.
When falls are not properly addressed, they can lead to serious injuries and even death. Falls can also lead to additional health complications, such as infections and blood clots, which can be especially dangerous for older adults.
The recovery process can also be prolonged, causing emotional distress and financial burden for the families.
At Your Insurance Attorney, our team of experienced attorneys have a proven track record of success in handling nursing home negligence cases. We have won numerous cases for our clients, one of which was a fall and hip fracture case where we were able to secure $500,000 in compensation for our client. This case is an example of how we hold nursing homes accountable for their actions and the compensation that our clients are entitled to.
It is important to take legal action as soon as possible, as there are statute of limitations that apply to these types of cases. We also advise you to document any evidence of falls or neglect, such as photographs and medical records, as this will be important in building a strong case against the nursing home.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you suspect that a loved one has been a victim of a fall due to neglect in a nursing home. Our attorneys Nathan P. Carter, Michael A. Mandeville, Brian C. Guppenberger and Joshua A. Machlus, all members of The American Trial Lawyers Association, AAJ Leaders Forum, Florida Legal Elite, and American Board of trial Advocates, have over 30 years of experience in handling nursing home negligence cases, and are here to help and advocate for you. With their years of experience and a proven track record of success, they are confident that they can help you achieve the outcome you deserve. They will fight for the justice and compensation that you and your loved one are entitled to.
It’s also important to know that you have the right to report any abuse or neglect to the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) hotline and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) hotline. These hotlines are available 24/7 and are staffed by trained professionals who can take immediate action to protect your loved one. Reporting any abuse or neglect will also help in building a stronger case against the nursing home. It’s important to take action as soon as possible to ensure that your loved one’s rights are protected and that they receive the care and attention they deserve.
At Your Insurance Attorney, we understand the complexities and emotional toll of nursing home negligence cases, especially falls. We are committed to providing compassionate and dedicated representation to our clients and their families. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn how we can help you and your loved one get the compensation and justice you deserve.
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