Falls in Nursing Homes & Hospitals
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury as a result of a fall in a nursing home facility, rehabilitation facility, hospital, or other medical facility, hiring the right personal injury lawyer can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Our injury lawyers at Kenney & Conley have a wealth of knowledge concerning complex liability issues. Contact our trusted personal injury attorneys today for an explanation of your rights and a free case evaluation at (781) 848-9891.
In personal injury cases arising from a fall in a nursing home, hospital, or other facility, financial responsibility may be sought against more than just the obvious liable party. Our understanding of premises liability, products liability, and nursing home liability enables us to thoroughly analyze a case, determine all responsible parties, and pursue full financial accountability for negligence.
Liability with Falls in Nursing Homes & Hospitals
Detailed investigation and preparation is paramount in personal injury claims arising from a fall in a nursing home, rehab facility, or hospital.
Such medical facilities are frequented by not only residents and visitors but also patients who, in many cases, are dealing with conditions that render them susceptible to falling in certain conditions. While any business establishment or commercial or public property owner is expected to adhere to building codes, ADA regulations, and other requirements, the need is even greater in these types of facilities. Improper slope of a ramp, for example, can cause a tripping hazard. Likewise, inadequate or defective railings can create false stability. In working closely with building engineers, the attorneys at Kenney & Conley will determine where code violations or defects are in order to pursue full liability against all responsible parties.
Nursing home staff, physical therapists, and other medical professionals may be held accountable for injuries resulting from a fall if their negligence caused or contributed to the fall. In a rehab facility, negligence could involve failure to use proper procedures, such as using a support belt, with therapy patients during exercises. In nursing homes or hospitals, failure to provide adequate assistance in getting to the restroom, out of bed, or into a wheelchair may be considered negligence. A complete lack of handrails, grab bars, and bed rails is a safety hazard in not only hospital patient rooms and restrooms but also nursing home resident rooms and restrooms. Such deficiencies may point to a negligent hospital or nursing home policy, for which the facility should be held accountable.
Claims for Falls in Nursing Homes & Hospitals
Our meticulous approach to handling cases involving falls has proven successful in recovering the compensation our clients deserve. Throughout the extensive experience of Kenney & Conley, our attorneys have learned that preparation is key. We’ll prepare your case fully and thoroughly so that you have the best possible chance of receiving maximum compensation.
Falls can result in severe injuries, particularly for elderly nursing home residents, hospital patients recovering from surgery, and rehab patients recovering from an accident. Whether injuries received involve wrist fractures, hip injuries, head trauma, or other damage, our personal injury lawyers will present a compelling case concerning liability and damages in order to recover full compensation for our clients.
Contact Kenney & Conley today at (781) 848-9891 to speak with medical negligence attorney about your claim for a fall in a nursing home or hospital.