Nursing Home Falls

Nursing Home Fall Cases

Falls in nursing homes are more common than we would like to think. When an elderly person falls, the event is especially dangerous—often deadly. Certainly there are physical reasons related to aging that influence why this happens:

  • Bones and joints of the elderly in nursing homes are often fragile
  • Motor function is diminished in the elderly
  • Sense of balance is often compromised by age degeneration or by medications

Tragically though, normal aging issues are not the only reasons for the many injuries suffered yearly by elderly patients from falls. Sometimes the negligence of your relative's caregivers is to blame.

Nursing home law in New York City

When a nursing home patient is injured in a fall at a nursing home, the incident may be due to the negligent acts or omissions of the nursing home staff. Examples of actionable incidents involving falls in nursing homes include:

  • Tripping and slipping hazards
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Improper dosing of medication
  • Insufficient training of caregivers
  • Lack of proper supervision
  • Malnutrition
  • Negligence
  • Slippery floors
  • Improper care planning
  • Failure to adequately monitor
  • Failure to adequately supervise
  • Failure to maintain equipment
  • Failure to provide assistive devices
  • Failure to provide bed and chair alarms

Legal help with nursing home abuse in New York City

The laws affecting medical malpractice are complicated in New York. Cases involving malpractice are often more complicated. When an elderly loved one is injured in a nursing home fall, trust your legal needs to the Manhattan malpractice attorneys at Rich & Rich, P.C. Our lawyers are experienced in nursing home negligence in New York City. We know your medical malpractice legal rights in New York and have the track record of successful litigation and settlements to prove it.

We take pride in giving personal attention to all our clients, prosecuting your serious injury case with the passion and determination it deserves. Rich & Rich, P.C. is small enough to provide individual attention to your case and large enough to pursue any size personal injury claim.

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