I am so sorry to hear about the fall. Falls are very dangerous for the elderly and preventing them should be a priority for nursing homes. Unfortunately, many homes are understaffed and may put profits ahead of patient safety. You should speak with an attorney in the Los Angeles area to learn more about your legal options.
Nursing homes have a basic duty to tend to the needs of their patients and to keep their patients safe from harm. Debris and clutter in a nursing home can be a very serious issue because it can easily lead to falls. Elderly nursing home patients often suffer very serious injuries in falls. The elderly tend to heal very slowly. If your loved one has been hurt in a fall in a nursing home, it is critical that the incident and why it occurred be investigated.
An attorney can help if a nursing home patient falls and is injured because of a cluttered facility. Although a fall case may appear to be simple, a trip and fall can have very serious long-term consequences for patients. When an elderly person falls, he or she may suffer serious injuries that threaten the mobility and health of that person permanently. Elderly patients can be immobilized permanently from falls. Some pass away from complications due to falls. Although preventing falls should be a concern for all nursing homes, it is not.
If your parent or another loved one has fallen in a Los Angeles nursing home, you should speak with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles nursing home malpractice attorney, at 310-385-0567. My team can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.