The group of individuals most susceptible to falls and injuries are the elderly. Often the falls result in significant injuries with prolonged hospitalization and long-term rehabilitation. Depending on the severity of the injury and age of the victim, the recovery period can take a long time, complicated by the need to remain bedridden. Slip & fall accidents occur on newly waxed or wet and slippery floors after mopping or from spills, or unsupervised showering and bathing areas. Other contributing factors to falls are strong or incorrect medications, dehydration, malnutrition, or certain illnesses. Nursing home caregivers and staff are often busy or lack the training to care for the elderly, while some facilities are understaffed and provide negligent services to the residents.
Facilities that have financial problems may have poor maintenance with hazardous conditions including loose steps, floor tiles and carpeting. For information about nursing home falls, contact a Riverside nursing home abuse lawyer committed to helping clients injured in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Steven J. Weinberg helps many victims and their families with the legal aspects of nursing home falls and fights or their rights to receive maximum monetary compensation for their injuries and suffering.
Falls to the elderly are more complicated because of the age factor and slower healing process. Common injuries can include the following:
An additional complication for the elderly following injuries is the possible onset of pneumonia or other life-threatening ailments. Nursing homes and caregivers who are careless, reckless or negligent and their actions result in a fall and injuries to an elderly resident, may be responsible for damages to the victim. It is best to seek the legal services of Mr. Weinberg who has the experience and resources to pursue injury cases and nursing home falls. Make an appointment today for a consultation.
Contact a Riverside nursing home abuse attorney if injured in a fall at a nursing home and in need of legal representation for injuries and suffering.