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Are Nursing Homes Liable for Falls?

Yes, nursing homes are generally liable for falls if they breach their general or medical duty of care. Under these circumstances, you can file a compensation claim on behalf of your family and loved one for breaches that resulted in injury and financial losses. Always get legal advice if you think assisted living negligence or abuse is happening to your family member.

In this article, an Arizona nursing home negligence lawyer discusses common injuries associated with assisted living falls, how staff members can prevent them, and what you can do if you think facility staff members could have done more to protect your family member.

Nursing Home Falls Can Cause Severe Injuries

Slips and fall accident injuries can have severe health repercussions for victims of all ages. However, they are particularly tough for older adults. According to Health and Human Services (HHS) statistics, there are 1.6 million nursing home residents, with more than half experiencing a fall in an assisted living facility.

A nursing home fall could result in the following injuries:

  • Bone fractures
  • Bruising
  • Cuts
  • Death
  • Internal organ damage
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Falls are unfortunately common in nursing homes and other long-term healthcare facilities. You may have the right to seek compensation for injuries, pain and suffering, and other losses if a nursing home negligently or abusively allowed your loved one to suffer from slip and fall injuries.

Nursing Homes Should Prevent On-Site Accidents

Nursing home administrators hold a duty of care to lower the risk of falling. Older adults experience mobility and coordination issues, and nursing homes know this. If they do not take preventative measures, injury victims or their family members could file a claim against the facility and employees.

HHS also cites these measures as effective methods for preventing resident falls and injuries:

  • Medication evaluations
  • Nursing home modifications
  • Patient education
  • Periodic assessments
  • Physical therapy
  • Staff training

Not all nursing home falls are equal. If there is evidence of nursing home or staff negligence, you may have the right to hold them accountable for your financial and physical loss. However, proving that they were responsible for your family members’ injuries requires evidence and knowledge of applying the law to your situation.

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What to Do If You Think Nursing Home Negligence Played a Role

Getting your loved one to safety before taking the next step is critical. If you have a viable claim against a nursing home, you could file a compensation claim that also pays back relocation costs. Then, speak with an attorney for more information about holding the facility accountable for your and your loved one’s financial losses.

Get a Free Consultation with Knapp & Roberts

The legal team at Knapp & Roberts encourages you to contact us if you think your family member is a nursing home abuse or neglect victim. Get a Free Consultation by calling 480.991.7677 or messaging us online. We will not get paid until you win your case.

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