Nursing Home Abuse: Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents
Elderly adults are at higher risk of serious injury when they fall. For adults in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, those falls may be due to neglectful care. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are required to maintain a plan to prevent falls and the standard plan of care if a fall should occur. When they do not follow these plans, the nursing home or assisted living facility is providing inadequate care to the residents and should be held accountable.
The most common causes of slips, trips, and falls in a nursing home or assisted living facility are:
- Inadequate lighting
- Wet floors
- Failure to assist patients using the restroom
- Inadequate supervision due to understaffing
- Over medicating a patient that results in dizziness or loss of balance
- Broken wheelchairs, walkers, and other medical devices used for mobility
The Banks Law Group is well versed in the needs of our clients. Our team is dedicated to uncovering the truth and finding justice from those injured by the negligence of a caregiver. Don’t hesitate and wait, take control of your legal situation today!
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