Falls & Fractures Lawyers Pittsburgh, PA
PA Lawyers Help Victims of Falls & Fractures Caused by Nursing Home Negligence
As we get older, many of us may begin to suffer difficulties and issues with mobility. Elderly persons are particularly at risk for a fall accident; an elderly person who suffers a fall is also at great risk for bone fractures as a result of that fall. As a result, nursing homes are expected to have policies and procedures in place to eliminate or reduce the risk of falls among their residents. When nursing homes are negligent in establishing policies and procedures to reduce the risk of resident falls, or are negligent in enforcing these policies and procedures, the nursing home may be liable when a resident suffers a fall that could have been prevented by the exercise of due care.
Falls and bone fractures in the nursing home can result from numerous factors. Many falls are caused, at least in part, due to a resident’s health condition, such as muscle weakness, walking or other mobility issues, or side-effects of anti-anxiety or sedative medication. However, when a nursing home’s negligence plays a part in causing a resident’s fall and bone fracture, the causes of a fall can include:
- Environmental hazards, such as inadequate lighting, wet or slippery floors, broken flooring or carpets, tripping and slipping hazards such as rugs, furniture, or wires or cords, and improper chair and bed heights
- Improper foot care
- Use of ill-fitting footwear
- Improper use or maintenance of walking aids
- Improper or negligent efforts to move a resident or to help a resident with mobility, including using improper lifting techniques or having insufficient staff to assist with movement
At Goodrich & Geist, P.C. we fight for the rights of nursing home residents who have suffered falls caused by the negligence of the nursing home. Our attorneys work tirelessly to help you obtain the financial recovery and justice that you deserve.
Pittsburgh Lawyers Advise You About Your Rights After Falls in Nursing Homes
The Pittsburgh nursing home abuse attorneys of Goodrich & Geist, P.C. help families whose loved ones have suffered injury and pain due to falls and fractures resulting from the negligence of the nursing home trusted to take care of them. Our goal is to provide you, your family, and your loved one with the compensation you need and deserve to take care of your loved one. If you have a loved one who has suffered bone fractures due to a preventable fall in a nursing home, our experienced lawyers can help you and your family understand your options for pursuing compensation.
In addition to the nursing home itself, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your family’s claim to identify other parties that may be partially at fault for your loved one’s fall and fracture. For example, we can advise you as to whether specific staff members in the nursing home were directly responsible for your loved one’s fall. Or we may be able to find evidence of the negligence of other parties, such as independent contractors who worked in the nursing home or manufacturers of walking aids, durable medical equipment, or other products whose defective nature may have contributed to causing your loved one’s fall.
How Goodrich & Geist, P.C. Can Help You Pursue a Claim for Nursing Home Falls and Fractures
When you have a family member in a nursing home that has suffered a fall and resulting bone fracture due to the negligence of the nursing home and its staff, the dedicated nursing home abuse attorneys at Goodrich & Geist, P.C. stand ready to help you and your family obtain the compensation that you deserve. We believe that helping families seek recovery for nursing home falls and fractures serve as a warning to other negligent nursing home facilities. Our attorneys will begin by investigating the facts and circumstances of your loved one’s fall to determine how the nursing home’s negligence may have led to the fall and whether other parties may bear a share of liability as well. In particular, we look to see whether the nursing home had adequate policies and procedures to reduce or eliminate the risk of falls and whether those policies and procedures were being followed at the time of your loved one’s injury.
Once our firm has uncovered the facts and circumstances surrounding your loved one’s fall, our attorneys can begin negotiating with the responsible parties to try and obtain an efficient but full settlement of your loved one’s losses. We work to uncover all potential sources of a financial recovery, such as insurance policies. If a settlement is not possible, our attorneys are prepared to fight on your behalf in court, advocating a persuasive case to get you and your family the verdict and judgment that you deserve.
Contact Our Firm Today to Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Your Rights and Options for Falls & Fractures
If you and your family have a loved one in a nursing home who has suffered injuries from an entirely preventable fall, don’t let your rights to the compensation and justice that your family deserves slip away. Contact the results-focused nursing home abuse attorneys at Goodrich & Geist, P.C. today to discuss your family’s nursing home fall and fracture case in more detail and to learn about your family’s legal rights and options.