Nursing homes and other assisted living facilities are required to provide residents with a reasonably safe environment and proper care. While truly blameless accidents can occur, residents should generally not suffer falls or fractures while under the care of a nursing home.
If you or your loved one slipped or fell in a nursing home, you may be able to take legal action. Most nursing home slip-and-fall accidents are caused by negligence, either on the part of a caregiver, the staff, or the facility itself. Our Houston nursing home neglect attorneys can help you fully understand your rights and work to hold the liable party accountable.
To schedule an initial consultation at our firm, please call (713) 714-5089 or fill out and submit an online contact form.
How Nursing Home Falls & Fractures Occur
As previously mentioned, nursing home accidents are most commonly caused by negligence. Sadly, when elderly individuals fall, they often suffer severe fractures, including broken hips, collarbones, legs, and arms. It is often more difficult for seniors to recover from these types of injuries, and the cost of medical care can be quite high.
Some common causes of nursing home falls and fractures that can be attributed to negligence include:
- Lack of proper resident supervision
- Wet floors, insufficient lighting, lack of handrails, and other environmental hazards
- Issues with medication, including changes in dosage or type
- Lack of or improper use of assisted walking devices
- Improper staff/caregiver training
- Lack of fall prevention programs
Sadly, falls and fractures make up a large percentage of preventable emergency room visits by seniors and nursing home residents. Victims are often left to deal with serious injuries, costly medical care, functional decline, disability, and reduced life quality. At Stepp & Sullivan, P.C., we fight to help victims and their families secure the just compensation they are owed for these and other losses.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Team Today
At Stepp & Sullivan, P.C., we offer personalized and compassionate legal services for clients in both the Houston and Chicago areas. We understand that a nursing home fall or fracture can have serious, long-term consequences for the injured individual. With this in mind, our attorneys work hard to hold negligent parties accountable.
Contact us at (713) 714-5089 for a consultation with one of our nursing home neglect attorneys in Houston or Chicago.