Chicago Nursing Home Slip and Fall Attorney
Elderly people and nursing home residents are particularly prone to accidents. As a Chicago nursing home neglect attorney, I understand that it is critical for nursing homes to provide residents with a safe environment. Objects need to be out of the way and rugs need to be secured so that they will not slip and fall.
The ability of people to protect themselves from injury is affected by a number of factors. The elderly can have special problems protecting themselves from injury. Many times in the elderly nursing home resident their balance can be impaired. Or if lost, it is difficult or impossible to be regained. Sometimes an elderly person may need to stand up slowly, preventing loss of balance that can result from quick, sudden movement. Slowness of movement and decreasing sensual activity can also contribute to the likelihood of injury. Elderly persons may neither see nor hear approaching dangers. They may not see a foot stool or throw rug or hear a meal cart turning the corner. A knowledgeable Chicago nursing home abused lawyer understands that elderly patients sometimes have an impaired level of consciousness due to many factors.
Most nursing home accidents are due to negligence and are preventable. Falls are very common in nursing home residents. They generally have less strength and frequently lose their balance readily. Nursing Home personnel need to take additional precautions to prevent avoidable injuries to residents.
- Proper placement of bedside equipment
- Assistance getting out of bed
- Wheelchairs with locks for wheels
- Floors with nonslip surfaces,
- Keep environment clear of dangerous objects
- Railings in corridors and bathrooms
- Proper side of side rails and restraints
Common Injuries Related to Falls
- Broken Bones
- Head Injuries
- Spinal Cord injuries
We offer a free consultation to evaluate your legal case. It will cost you nothing to consult with a lawyer to see if you have a case. Immediate action should be taken to preserve evidence, investigate the accident and/or conduct in question and to file a lawsuit, when necessary prior to a deadline imposed by the statute of limitations.
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All our personal injury, workers' compensation, wrongful death and medical malpractice clients receive a promise that if we do not recover monetary damages in your case, we will not charge you an attorney fee. If we take your case, we only get paid if we win your case.
If you or someone you love has sustained injuries or loss from a Chicago nursing home neglect injury, contact Nemeroff Law Offices today. Our experienced Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers are available to speak with you directly.
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