Nursing Home Slip-and-Falls

Does Your Loved One Have a Fractured Hip or Broken Bone?

Broken bones, fractured hips and severe bruising are the most common signs that a slip-and-fall has occurred in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Unfortunately, slip-and-falls are common in nursing homes and are often tragic. Between 50 and 75 percent of nursing home residents over the age of 65 fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And 10 to 20 percent of these falls cause serious injury or even death.

In many cases, these falls could have been prevented with proper care and monitoring.

When you suspect that a loved one is not receiving proper care, we can help. For 40 years, the nursing home negligence attorneys at TROLMAN GLASER CORLEY & LICHTMAN, P.C., have helped injured New Yorkers hold nursing homes and assisted living providers accountable. We put that knowledge and experience to work for you. To learn more, contact us online via e-mail or call (888) 627-4274. We fight, you win.

Reasons for Nursing Home Falls

Nursing home residents are often older and more frail, so muscle weakness and walking problems are not uncommon. Residents may also suffer from dementia or memory and thinking problems that can put them at further risk of trips, slips and falls when participating in daily activities.

Several other factors also contribute to assisted living falls:

It is essential for nursing homes to be adequately staffed to eliminate these hazards and provide special assistance to residents with limited mobility. Too often, falls occur simply because a nursing home fails to follow care plans and monitor residents as needed.

Inadequate supervision results in falls that can cause serious injuries such as broken bones, fractured hips, internal bleeding and even traumatic brain injuries. If you suspect a loved one may have fallen due to nursing home neglect or mistreatment, talk to a lawyer immediately.

Experienced Lawyers

The lawyers of TROLMAN GLASER CORLEY & LICHTMAN, P.C., have been successfully handling personal injury and medical malpractice claims for more than 40 years. We have the skill and experience to determine the necessary monetary and legal elements of compensation and to pursue a monetary award for the hardships you and your family presently face and what you may face in the future.

Contact our New York attorneys today online or by telephone at (888) 627-4274 to schedule a free consultation. If your injury prevents you from coming to our law office, we will visit you at the hospital or at your home. Se habla español.