Are slip and fall accidents in nursing homes different from slip and falls elsewhere?
Anytime an elderly person falls in a nursing home, it is concerning because there is more at stake for an older person. Seniors have weaker bones and have other frail conditions that can cause them to suffer worse injuries. In fact, some slip and fall accidents in nursing homes have led to the untimely death of residents.
Any slip and fall accident that is the result of a dangerous premises is cause for concern. Slip and fall accidents that take place at nursing homes are more alarming because nursing home workers have a greater duty of care for their residents. When nursing home staff members aren’t checking on their patients frequently and doing their jobs, or if a nursing home is understaffed, it is possible that slip and fall accidents are the result of poor care and not just dangerous grounds.
To find out if you have a legal claim against a nursing home for the fall-related injury that you or a loved one suffered, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld for a free initial consultation today at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766.