Minnesota & Nebraska Nursing Home Fall Lawyers
For the elderly, fall injuries can be very serious or fatal. When such an accident occurs in a nursing home, it is typically because someone was negligent in the maintenance of stairways or flooring or for another reason. Nursing home staff has a tendency to blame a person’s illness or age for their falls. However, the common causes go outside of age and illness and more toward negligence on the part of the nursing home.
According to the CDC, the most common causes of falls in nursing homes involve:
- Medications – Nursing home staff should be careful in monitoring the effects of medication on patients so that falls and other accidents can be prevented.
- Wet floors – Floors that are left wet without the proper signage or other precautions put in place.
- Bed height and poor lighting – If a bed is too high off of the floor, a fall can occur. If lighting is bad, then a person may not see an obstacle that is in their way.
If you have a loved one who has sustained a fall injury while in a nursing home, it is important to contact an experienced nursing home injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss the details of what happened and what steps can be taken.
A Powerful Advocate On Your Side
Because of our extensive experience helping clients throughout our 75-year history, we know how to get results. We have earned a solid reputation as being a law firm that has a great deal of integrity, professionalism, and trustworthiness.
When a loved one has been injured due to no fault of their own, it is important to stand up for them and their rights. When you are responsible for the loved one, it is possible for you to sustain losses as well. Our goal is to take care of you and your parent or grandparent who has been injured because of the negligence of the nursing home.
Getting To The Bottom Of The Matter
In order for our nursing home injury attorneys to get to the bottom of the matter, we investigate and we do so thoroughly. We look at the cause of the fall, why it was caused, and any video evidence showing the fall. All of this evidence is used to build a strong case showing what happened and the short-term and long-term damages that have occurred.
Contact Our Nursing Home Fall Injury Lawyers
Fall injuries in a nursing home is a sign that the proper precautions may not have been taken. If it is found that neglect led to you or your loved one’s fall, you may have a personal injury claim against the nursing home. To learn more about your rights and options, call Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas at the Wayzata, MN office or the Omaha, Nebraska office at 612-339-4511 or 1-800-328-4340 for a free consultation.