Sugarman Law – A Proven Record in New Jersey Nursing Home Fall Cases
Nursing Home Fall Accident Lawsuits
Falls resulting in fractures, broken bones and internal bleeding injuries happen all too often in New Jersey nursing homes. We represent nursing home residents who have suffered serious injuries, including:
These types of injuries commonly occur when nursing assistants and aides do not supervise and help nursing home residents in need of care with getting in and out of bed, moving to and from the bathroom, helping them to their feet from their wheelchairs, and in many other ways where the need for assistance is neglected. We aggressively set out to prove the nursing home’s negligence and that the injuries should never have happened. We protect your and your family’s rights to treatment complying with the standard of care and New Jersey and federal law. We regularly win settlements and verdicts for nursing home residents with serious fall related injuries.
Falls, Fractures, and Broken Bones – They should not happen
Many nursing home residents are unable to walk without some level of assistance. They require a cane, walker, or person to assist them in walking or in transferring in and out of bed or a chair. This common problem creates a risk of falls, fractures, and broken bones that can usually be avoided with proper care and attention from the nursing home’s staff. Hip and femur fractures are among the most common fall injuries in nursing homes. These are very painful injuries, and medical data shows these often create a downward spiral leading to premature death.
Nursing Home Fall Prevention – It’s Their Job
Falls resulting in hip, leg, shoulder and arm fractures, head injuries, and internal bleeding occur too frequently in nursing home facilities. These injuries can also require hospitalization and leave the resident with a permanent handicap. Strong medical data supports the fact that falls in nursing homes are a leading cause of deaths among the elderly.
The nursing home must conduct a fall risk assessment at the very beginning of the admission. They must then implement a care plan to prevent falls, reflecting the level of fall risk for the particular resident. They must provide the right level of care and attention to prevent falls and the serious injuries they cause. Proper assessment of the resident and implementation of a prevention plan is key to preventing serious nursing home fall injuries.
Steps that the nursing home must take to prevent falls include:
- Staff provides proper level of assistance to resident (Bed, chair, bathroom)
- Special chair cushions (“Lap Buddy Alarms”)
- Use of side rails in bed
- Bed monitors
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Has your mother, father, family member or friend been injured by a fall or other nursing home neglect or abuse? Please fill out the contact form or call Barry Sugarman and the nursing home litigation team at Sugarman Law at 866-657-5660. Sugarman Law obtains compensation for those who suffer injuries and death from nursing home neglect and abuse.
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