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My Mother Has Fallen Several Times in Her Nursing Home and Broken Bones Each Time. Is This a Personal Injury Case?

Lake County Lawyers For Nursing Home Neglect

If you have a loved one who has fallen in a nursing home and suffered injury as a result, you may be able to file a personal injury claim if you can show that the fall could have or should have been prevented by the staff. Certain health conditions may increase the risk of falling, but the facility must also provide proper care.

Patients who require the around-the-clock care of a nursing home often have physical conditions or take medications that make them prone to falls. Not every fall, however, is sufficient cause for a personal injury action—even if your loved one was injured. If the patient’s condition was the sole cause of the fall, recovering compensation through a personal injury claim is not likely.

Recognizing Nursing Home Neglect in Illinois

A fall in a nursing home that causes injury may be an indication of substandard care or neglect by the staff and administration of the facility. Your loved one may be entitled to seek damages if it can be shown that the fall was linked to:

  • A failure by the staff to provide a reasonably safe environment;
  • Poorly executed or non-existent fall prevention programs;
  • Failure to follow health and safety guidelines; or
  • Care that is below the medically-accepted standards for nursing homes.

Any one of these concerns, or others that are similar, could potentially be considered nursing home neglect.

Contact Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. for Help

Nursing home neglect is a problem that affects thousands of seniors each and every year in the United States. If you suspect that your loved one’s fall was the result of negligent nursing home care, contact our office. Call 847-662-3303 to schedule a free consultation at any of our four convenient locations today. We will help you explore your options for taking action and protecting your loved one.

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