Nursing Home Falls Can Cause Severe Injuries

Falls are one of the most common causes of injuries and death for nursing home residents. Nursing homes have a duty to provide a safe environment to residents, including taking measures to prevent falls.

At the Law Offices of Gary Osborne & Associates, we understand the serious emotional and physical consequences of nursing home falls. As dedicated attorneys, we help the victims of nursing home negligence and their families recover compensation for injuries and wrongful death.

Possible Causes Of A Nursing Home Fall Injury

Nursing homes are required to make fall assessments for each patient and keep those assessments up-to-date. These assessments determine the level of fall risk and the level of assistance a particular patient needs. After more than 30 years of experience handling nursing home negligence cases, we know that these assessments are sometimes done incorrectly, exposing the residents to unnecessary risk.

Beyond assessments, there are many other reasons that a resident may fall at a nursing home, and we are familiar with all of them, including:

  • Failure to use proper equipment such as beds that are low to the floor
  • Failure to respond to a resident's requests for help moving around
  • Understaffing or improperly trained staff
  • Failure to respond to alarms
  • Wet floors, poor lighting and other maintenance issues

At our law firm, you and your loved one are the focus of our attention. We are ready to sit down with you and listen so we can fully understand what happened and how you are affected. Our past successes are a testament to our thorough, aggressive approach and our belief in holding negligent hospitals and nursing homes accountable.

Advocating For Your Loved Ones

If your loved one was injured in a fall at a nursing home or other care facility, we are here to help. Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers today. Contact us via our website or call our Toledo office at 419-842-4062.