Nursing Home Falls - Alabama Attorneys Who Demand Justice
Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, work tirelessly for victims of nursing home falls
Nursing home patients often sustain serious injuries when they fall. In many cases, such falls could have been prevented if nursing home staff members were more attentive. That's why nursing home neglect cases involving falling patients can be so frustrating. These often are devastating injuries that should never have happened.
Fortunately, you have options for this common nursing home neglect case. At Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, our experienced nursing home neglect lawyers know how to handle cases involving nursing home falls and can work with you to successfully resolve your case.
How can I tell if a nursing home fall was due to nursing home neglect?
Nursing homes and their insurance companies often try to blame falls involving patients on the patients themselves. Nursing homes will frequently deny any responsibility and will do everything they can to avoid compensating injury victims and their families.
That's why it's important to be able to identify common signs that your loved one's fall was due to nursing home neglect. Some of the warning signs include:
- Absence of hand rails in hallways and stairwells
- Similar injuries occurring to other patients in same facility
- Absence of records or report explaining injury
- Lack of explanation from nursing home for injury
- Vague explanation of injury by nursing home
If something doesn't feel right, take action immediately. Your loved one's health and legal rights could be at risk.
Falls at nursing homes happen more often than many people might realize. Falls make up 36 percent of all potentially preventable emergency room visits to hospitals by nursing home residents. About 1,800 residents each year die from fall-related injuries, and each year the average nursing home with 100 beds reports 100 to 200 falls, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What should I do if I suspect nursing home neglect resulted in a falling injury?
If you suspect your loved one fell in a nursing home due to nursing home neglect, our Alabama accident attorneys strongly urge you to take the following steps:
- Notify the nursing home immediately.
- Seek immediate medical attention for your loved one.
- Contact us.
If you are retained by our firm, we can vigorously investigate your case and make sure your loved one's rights are respected and your family receives the compensation you rightfully deserve. Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. Why should your family have to suffer any more?
Take your case seriously. Contact Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC. We can help
Don't wait to take legal action. A delay could affect your ability to be compensated. Many cases have a "statute of limitations," a time limit on how long injury victims or their loved ones can take legal action. Once the statute of limitations expires, you may not have any legal options.
Take your case seriously right from the start. Contact the Birmingham, Alabama accident attorneys at Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC today. Call 866-583-1885 and schedule a free case evaluation.
You pay nothing unless we obtain a recovery in your nursing home abuse case. That's because we work on a contingency fee basis.