Many seniors are at an increased risk of falling down and hurting themselves. When they are living in a nursing home or assisted living facility, it is the responsibility of the care facility to identify the risk and work to eliminate it. If your loved one was injured in a fall, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you understand your rights.
At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., we represent honest, hard working people in the Raleigh area who simply want to be treated with the respect they deserve. We have been recognized for our legal skills and ethics. Attorney John McCabe has been named one of “The Best Lawyers in America,” a North Carolina “Super Lawyer,” and one of the top trial lawyers in the state.
Failing to take steps to reduce the chances of a fall, such as putting rails on a bed or placing someone on a wheelchair, can result in serious and catastrophic injuries for nursing home residents. In some cases, particularly those involving hip fractures, falls can be fatal.
These terrible tragedies can be avoided by simple measures such as assessing the patients’ fall risk when they enter the nursing home, using simple alarms, timely monitoring of the patient, and keeping high-risk patients closer to the nurse’s station to allow for a quick response in the event of a sounding alarm. We will thoroughly investigate to determine liability in your nursing home negligence case and fight aggressively for the compensation your loved one is entitled to.
For a free consultation with a Raleigh elderly fall injury attorney, contact our firm today.