Falls And Transfer Injuries In Nursing Homes
Falls in nursing homes can happen by accident and occur despite all safety standards being met. But when a fall or transfer injury seems like it was preventable or suspicious in nature, it’s often best to trust your instincts and ask serious questions about the care your loved one is receiving at a nursing home.
At The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., our nursing home abuse attorneys have dedicated themselves to providing the residents of Peoria, Illinois, with compassionate legal representation and years of local experience. Our dedicated team offers the support and skill you need to protect the legal rights of an elderly loved one who has suffered an avoidable injury in a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Cause And Prevention Of Nursing Home Falls And Transfer Injuries
Injuries caused by slipping and falling in a nursing home — or those sustained by an immobile resident when they are being transferred to or from their bed, wheelchair or restroom — can be extremely serious, and sometimes even fatal. Facilities that are properly equipped to prevent or minimize accidents like these should be able to show they are taking measures to do so. Examples of this can include:
- The availability of properly functioning equipment to assist staff in transfers
- Clean, dry floors that are free of obstacles and in good repair, without cracks, loose tiles or warping
- Individualized care plans that are specific regarding the abilities and requirements of patients who require assistance in movement
- Secure, accessible handrails, ramps and other assistive features
- Staff members who are thoroughly trained in transfer procedures
At The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., we have been assisting Illinois nursing home residents since our founding in 1962. With a strong background in personal injury law and a true desire to protect our elders, we offer skilled, thorough and compassionate legal representation to those in need of effective legal counsel. If you have been injured in the assisted living facility in which you reside — or if you are seeking assistance for a loved one who has been injured — we want to hear what you have to say, help you put a stop to the mistreatment and obtain the monetary compensation you deserve.
Offering Support In The Face Of Uncertainty
We at The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., are well-equipped to offer clients the reassurance and experience that’s necessary for tough, emotional cases like these, where uncertainty and concern can sometimes override what might otherwise be common sense. Nursing home injuries happen with unfortunate frequency — and often these traumatic accidents were preventable and should not be allowed to happen again.
If you would like to speak to an experienced attorney about a nursing home injury caused by a fall or during a transfer, we invite you to contact our office today for a free case evaluation. To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers, you can call us directly at 309-673-5144, or fill out our convenient online inquiry form.