Fort Lee Nursing Home Fall Injury Attorneys
Nursing Home Falling Injuries Lawyer
Falling accidents are among the most common causes of injury in nursing homes. Elderly residents are more prone to fall because of their physical frailties, and more likely to suffer serious harm because of brittle bones and inability to break their fall.
Because of this danger, nursing homes have a duty to assess new patients for falling risk and to assist certain patients in getting around. If your loved one suffered broken bones or other lasting injury, and you suspect nursing home negligence or neglect, attorney Jae E. Lee and the team at Jae Lee Law can pursue legal action against the facility.
Bergen County Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm
Every patient should be formally assessed upon admission to a nursing care facility to determine a care plan, including a gauge of the patient's risk of falling. Can the person walk unaided? Does the person have poor vision? Does he or she have a history of falling?
If your family member fell or has unexplained injuries, we will investigate to determine if the administration or staff was negligent. We have recovered compensation for:
- Falling out of bed (lack or rails or restraints)
- Falling in the shower or bathroom
- Falls getting in or out of chairs, beds or wheelchairs
- Patients dropped during transfer/transport
Where a younger, healthier person might suffer minor injuries, nursing home residents may be in grave danger from a fall. A broken hip or pelvis, a broken leg or head injury often leads to death or confines the person to bed for the rest of his or her days. A fractured wrist or elbow may never heal. A person who was already frail is now even more vulnerable.
Bergen County Elder Abuse Attorneys
We seek compensation for the medical intervention, including surgery, and for your loved one's pain and suffering or wrongful death. We are skilled at showing how the facility failed to protect your elderly parent or family member.
For a free initial consultation with an experienced Fort Lee personal injury lawyer or Bergen County nursing home fall lawyer, contact us today online or by telephone at 201 346-3800. Our law firm takes cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay anything unless we win compensation for you.