When Inadequate Nursing Home Care Leads to Falls
Nursing home and assisted living residents fall regularly in nursing homes in northeast Ohio. But many of these falls are preventable. If the facility properly conducts fall risk assessments to determine if the resident was at risk for falls while in the home and the correct interventions are implemented, the falls should not occur. There are federal guidelines that the homes must follow when caring for your loved one in a nursing facility. It is very common that the facility does not follow these guidelines, or sometimes the facility doesn't even follow their own policies and procedures when caring for your loved one.
At the law office of Scott A. Rumizen, Attorney at Law, we have nearly 20 years of experience working with individuals in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio to help victims of nursing home abuse receive the compensation they need.
Causes of Nursing Home Falls
Nursing home residents with a prior history of falls, or with poor eyesight, general imbalance, dementia, on hallucinogenic medications, or are in need of a toileting program are all at risk for falling in a nursing home. The law requires that if a nursing home resident is at risk for falls, the home should take the proper measures to alleviate the risk of the resident from falling. When these interventions are not followed by the staff, falls occur.
Contact an Experienced Cuyahoga County Nursing Home Accident Attorney
If your family member has been injured in a fall while in a nursing home or assisted living facility, call Scott A. Rumizen at 888-732-1018 or email him to schedule a free consultation to discuss whether the fall was preventable and whether the home is legally responsible for any injuries that have occurred. Scott A. Rumizen will take the time and interest in your family and your case. All cases are taken on a contingency, so you only pay a fee if the case is successful.