PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

SERVING CHICAGO ILLINOIS

Injuries From Falls

When Nursing Home Residents Get Hurt, We Hold Negligent Parties Responsible

Slip and fall accidents can lead to injuries suffered by people of any age. However, at The Deratany Firm, our experienced legal staff understands that the elderly are at especially high risk of sustaining serious and potentially life-threatening injuries as a result of a fall. Even a seemingly minor slip, trip or fall can result in damage to bones and tendons leading to fractures, sprains and potentially life-threatening damage to the head, spinal cord and internal organs. We represent nursing home residents who are injured in falls as a result of negligence.

Seniors are at a higher risk of falling for many reasons. People lose strength and balance as they reach an advance age, and are generally less mobile. They are also more likely to be on medication that can cause dizziness or drowsiness. Some may have impaired vision that makes it difficult for them to navigate. Others may have dementia that affects their ability to use walking aids.

Nursing homes should be safe places for residents. It is especially important for nursing home staff to ensure all precautions are taken to prevent slip and fall accidents at nursing home facilities. This includes ensuring spills are cleaned promptly, hallways and walkways are free of objects and making sure mobility-restricted residents use walkers, canes and other devices while walking.

But that doesn’t always happen. Frequently, fall injuries can be traced back to negligent maintenance of a facility.

Our Attorneys Demand Answers

If your loved one has been injured in a fall in a nursing home, you may already suspect negligence. And if you’ve talked to management at the facility about it, you might not like the answers you received. They may have dismissed your concerns, insisting it was an accident. You may feel angry and frustrated at their response. And you have every right to be.

The attorneys at The Deratany Firm have been standing up to nursing home neglect for more than 15 years. We’ve seen the injuries it can cause to residents. We’ve heard the excuses from management. And we don’t accept them. That’s why we ‘re dedicated to standing up for the rights of nursing home residents.

When a resident is hurt in a fall, we want to know why it happened. Our legal team will thoroughly review the incident. Our investigation will include examining medical records and other documents, and talking to witnesses. If needed, we’ll bring in experts to analyze your accident.

We Deliver Results

We’ll look for the answers to many questions. Have similar injuries occurred to other residents? Are there hand rails in hallways and stairwells? Are there grab bars in the resident’s rooms? Do spills get cleaned up immediately? Are all federal and state regulations being followed?

When we find evidence of negligence, we take action. We’ll demand changes to prevent future falls. And we can take legal action on behalf of your loved one to hold negligent parties responsible and recover damages. If you’re wondering whether you can afford this kind of dedicated representation, you can. We work on a contingency fee. You owe us nothing until we are successful.

If your loved one has been injured in a fall at a nursing home due to negligence, talk to one our experienced attorneys. Contact The Deratany Firm at 800-529-7285 for a free case consultation.