Experienced NJ Lawyer Fights for Maximum Compensation for Fall Victims in Assisted Living Facilities
When caregivers choose to place elderly loved ones in assisted living facilities or nursing homes, most people do so reluctantly. The assisted living facility has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for all its residents. It has been documented that 40 percent of injuries sustained by elderly people in the US are due to falls. Further, for people older age 65, falls are the primary cause of accidental wrongful death. Assisted living facilities must put together Care Plans and provide care to prevent falls and the serious injuries that happen because of them.
Since it’s common knowledge that falls are a serious issue for residents of assisted living, the administration and employees must take preventative steps to prevent falls. This includes keeping floors free of clutter and providing handrails in the hallways, public areas and bathrooms. For people who require additional help getting around or with bathing and/or using the bathroom, the staff should make these accommodations to prevent falls and other injuries. However, statistics show facilities are not doing an adequate enough job in preventing falls; upward of three-quarters of all residents in nursing homes and/or assisted living facilities fall each year.
If your elderly relative is suffering or died because of injuries sustained in a fall in an assisted living facility, you need a battle-tested lawyer who won’t back down to the home’s administrators, lawyers or insurance company. Barry Sugarman of the Sugarman Law Firm will get the answers you need about what happened to your loved one. Then, he will build a case on your family’s behalf that will hold the negligent parties responsible so you get the justice and compensation you need and deserve.