If my mother fell and suffered permanent mental trauma, can we hold the nursing home liable for her accident?
You more than likely have a claim for nursing home negligence. Nursing homes are supposed to provide fall-risk assessments, but they often fail to do so. As a result, some nursing home residents who need certain beds or medical equipment to help prevent them from falling aren’t given what they need or aren’t monitored or given the care they require. Consequently, they fall and suffer serious injuries.
If the nursing home provided a broken walker or wheelchair to your mother, didn’t properly clean the floors, lacked the right bathing equipment needed to give your mom a bath, or didn’t properly transfer your mom in and out of bed and she fell, the nursing home could be liable for such incidents. Also, when nursing home workers aren’t properly trained or fail to provide the proper supervision to residents, elderly residents are at an increased risk for suffering fall-related injuries.
If you believe the nursing home was negligent in monitoring your mother or if they did something that led to your mother’s slip and fall accident, you need to learn about your family’s rights to financial compensation for her medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. To talk about your potential case in more detail, call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today for a free consultation with a nursing home injury lawyer at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766.