When you put your trust into a nursing home or long-term care facility, you are entrusting them with the care of a loved one. As part of that trust, you expect compliance with standards of care and safety. When a nursing home fails to meet these standards, residents get injured. This includes injuries from falls that could have been prevented. If your loved one has suffered an injury from a fall, you may have a case for nursing home negligence.
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At Chiariello & Chiariello, we have been helping victims and their families for more than 50 years. If your loved one has suffered an injury from a fall or wrongful death in a nursing home or other senior living facility, please contact the Queens, New York, nursing home falls negligence attorneys at our law firm today. Your initial consultation is free of charge, and you will pay no attorney fee unless and until we win compensation for you.
Nursing Home Negligence: Injuries From Falls
When staff at an assisted living facility are improperly trained or not meeting standards of care and safety, elderly residents end up paying the price. An already immobile elderly resident's condition can worsen after suffering a fall. A broken hip from a fall can lead to serious health complications for the elderly and even death.
Injuries from falls often occur when staff are lifting or transferring a resident and fail to place proper bed rails or restraints up. Other reasons for falls that could have been prevented include:
- Poor floor conditions or chair padding
- Failing to respond to alarms within a reasonable time
- Failing to respond to call lights within a reasonable time
- Insufficient alarm systems
- Insufficient training or staffing
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To arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced elder law lawyer, with offices in Glen Cove and Forest Hills, New York please contact Chiariello & Chiariello by e-mail or call 888-692-1540.