Falls in Nursing Homes - Long Island Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys
Does your family member have a fractured bone, bruises or other injuries? Are you suspicious of the nursing home’s explanation or upset that you were not notified of an accident?
Falls are the most common cause of nursing home injury, but in a well-run facility they are rare. A falling accident may be a symptom of negligent operation or neglect. The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP has made New York nursing homes pay damages for serious injury from preventable falls.
Was Your Loved One Injured in a Fall? Contact us today for a free case evaluation. We handle nursing home injury cases on Long Island and nearby areas including Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens. Se habla español.
Long Island Nursing Home Injury Lawyers – Falling Accidents
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Falling injuries can be very serious for a nursing home resident whose health is already compromised. Bad bruises and fractures may be very slow to heal, and many elderly patients never recover from severe injuries such as a broken hip or head injury.
Every new resident should be assessed for fall risk, based on physical frailty, medical conditions, mental competence and other safety concerns. Our legal team works to establish that the nursing home failed in a duty to protect your loved one. We know the questions to ask:
- Fall from bed — Did the patient require bed rails or restraints?
- Falling in the room — Did the patient need assistance to use the restroom or shower? Did staff respond to the call button?
- Fall from a wheelchair or gurney — Did staff fail to secure belts or straps? Did they drop your loved one during transport?
- Fall while walking — Was there a spill, obstacle, torn carpet or other safety hazard? Was the walker or other equipment in working order?
We pursue appropriate damages for any lasting injury, including broken leg or hip fracture, broken ankle, broken arm or wrist, broken collarbone or ribs, spinal injuries or brain injury. Compensation should cover surgery or other medical treatment, as well as compensation for pain and suffering.
Experienced Long Island Nursing Home Fall Lawyers
Richard Jaffe is an accomplished personal injury lawyer who also has experience as an EMT (emergency medical technician). He understands the medical issues in falling injuries and how to make the legal connection between the negligence and the resulting accident.
Our Nassau County law firm offers a free initial consultation. If we initiate a lawsuit against the nursing home, there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation.
Call our New Hyde Park law firm at 516-358-6900 or contact us online. We speak Spanish and Russian.