When you make the decision to move your aging parent or relative to a nursing home, you have a right to expect that they will be treated with the same level of dignity, care and respect they would receive at home.
The medical, nursing and wait staff at nursing homes have a responsibility to deliver top-notch service and ultimately serve as an advocate for the residents’ health and wellbeing. When nursing home and long term care facilities fail to provide the adequate level of care to elderly residents, the results can be devastating.
Falls causing serious injury are among the most common form of nursing home abuse and neglect, and some of the statistics about this issue are alarming:
- More than 1 in 4 older people fall each year
- One in five falls causes serious injury, such as broken bones or head injury
- 8 million older people are treated for emergency room departments from falls each year
- Falls are among the most common cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Although falls may be a common occurrence among the elder demographic, many times they can be avoided if the proper attention, care and responsibilities are fulfilled. If nursing home staff failed to deliver proper care to an elderly loved one that resulted in a fall causing serious injury, get help right away from the experienced New York and New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Fellows Hymowitz Rice.
Fellows Hymowitz Rice Can Help
If you or a loved one has fallen a victim of nursing home abuse and neglect, don’t hesitate. You deserve justice for the injuries, neglect and emotional suffering that was wrongly endured. Call us today at 845-639-9300 for a FREE, confidential consultation.
When you call, one of our dedicated, caring attorneys will investigate every detail of your situation at no cost to you. We will help you find answers and fight hard to protect your rights.
At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and you owe us nothing unless we recover for you. Call us today to learn how we may be able to help.
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