Nursing Home Falls
Unfortunately, nursing home and assisted living residents fall regularly, and many of these falls are preventable. If the facility properly conducts fall risk assessments to determine what type of interventions it should implement, the falls should not occur. Nursing facilities must follow federal guidelines when caring for the elderly. It is common for facilities to ignore these guidelines, and some facilities don’t even follow their own policies and procedures.
At Rumizen Weisman Attorneys, we have been handling nursing home fall cases for many years. We help victims of nursing home abuse in Cleveland and throughout northeast Ohio receive the compensation they need.
Causes Of Nursing Home Falls
Many signs can indicate that a resident would be at risk for falling in a nursing home:
- A history of falls
- Poor eyesight
- General imbalance
- Hallucinogenic prescription medications
- Need for a toileting program
If a nursing home resident is at risk for falls, the law requires the home to take proper measures to prevent the risk of the resident from falling. When the home’s staff neglects to properly follow these interventions, falls and significant injuries can occur.
Contact An Experienced Cuyahoga County Nursing Home Accident Attorney
If a family member has been injured in a fall while in a nursing home or assisted living facility, call Rumizen Weisman Attorneys at 216-658-5500 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation. We will discuss whether the fall was preventable and whether the home may be legally responsible for the injuries that have occurred. The attorneys at Rumizen Weisman Attorneys, will take the time and interest in your family members and your case. We take all cases on contingency, so you pay a fee only if the case is resolved in your favor.