Nursing Home Falls Can Cause Traumatic Injuries

As the family member of a nursing home resident, you have probably learned how to be a constant advocate for the vulnerable person you love. When health or nursing care providers act unreasonably, you are prepared to pushback.

But what if those providers commit outright errors that harm your loved one such as failing to take proper precautions to prevent a fall? When that happens, you need a strong legal advocate on your side to pursue appropriate compensation for the injury.

A Proven Record Of Results

At Dorian, Goldstein, Wisniewski & Orchinik, P.C., our attorneys have the experience, skill and commitment to advocate effectively and aggressively for you after a serious nursing home fall. Our firm has a proven track record of getting results for clients in nursing home negligence cases.

Give us a call today at 215-809-3882 to discuss your specific questions in a free initial consultation. From our main office in Bensalem, our lawyers serve clients in Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Lehigh and all surrounding counties throughout the Northeast Philadelphia area.

Fall Risk And Nursing Home Responsibilities

State and federal guidelines require Pennsylvania care facilities to perform a fall risk assessment for each new resident. This is very important because many patients are not only physically frail, but they may also have mental confusion or dementia that significantly increases their risk of falling.

If a resident is assessed as a fall risk, nursing facilities are required to take precautionary measures to prevent falls. This could include such actions as lowering the bed or increasing supervision. Careful monitoring of the side effects of medication is also important in many cases. When a nursing facility fails to take such precautions, and a serious fall occurs, our firm can help you hold the facility accountable for the injuries to your loved one resulting from the fall.

Injuries from falls suffered by nursing home residents can be very serious. They can include:

  • Broken hip
  • Other fractures
  • Concussions
  • Subdural hematomas
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Head injuries are a particular concern because of the possibility of bleeding in the brain — what doctors call "subdural hematoma," or a concussion or a traumatic brain injury. Any fall suffered by an already vulnerable nursing home resident can be devastating.

Get A Trusted Law Firm In Your Corner

Our firm has the experience, knowledge and resources to help you obtain full and fair compensation for these injuries.

If a nursing home fall led to an untimely death of a loved one, we can advise you about your options regarding a wrongful death claim. For a free, confidential consultation, call us at 215-809-3882 or fill out our electronic intake form.