A broken hip or other bone fracture can take away the quality of life for a senior. For this reason, it’s important for nursing homes to implement fall prevention strategies to safeguard the health of their residents. Unfortunately, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a higher percentage of seniors sustain injuries in falls in nursing homes than in home environments.
At Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, our attorneys take pride in being able to protect New York City’s elderly from harm due to negligence. We have obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our injured clients, while bolstering accountability of nursing homes.
Falls May Be A Sign Of Neglect
Many falls are accidents that someone failed to prevent. Examples of negligent conditions that can lead to falls in nursing homes include:
- Inadequate lighting at entrances and exits
- Slippery floors
- Improper bed height
- Failure to assist residents who need help in the bathroom
- Defective or mismatched walking aids
If your loved one has suffered a serious injury in a fall that you believe may have been caused by negligence on the part of the nursing home, contact our attorneys as soon as possible so we can review your case and explain your options.
$112,500 Settlement For Injured Nursing Home Resident — A resident of a New York City nursing home slipped and fell at the facility while not being properly monitored. As a result of the fall, the resident suffered a fractured wrist that did not require surgery.
Contact A NYC Lawyer For Nursing Home Accidents
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our New York City nursing home fall accident lawyers, call 212-221-5999 or email us.