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Bloomington Injury Lawyer for Nursing Home Falls

Adams County nursing home neglect lawyer for falls resulting in injury and broken bones

Attorneys for Fall Injuries to Nursing Home Patients in McLean County, Sangamon County, and Champaign County

Nursing homes are meant to be safe places where residents can be monitored by staff members and receive the treatment and assistance they need. Unfortunately, thousands of patients suffer injuries every year due to nursing home negligence, and falls are one of the most common reasons these injuries occur. If your loved one has been injured while residing at a nursing home or assisted living facility, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine your legal options.

At Kanoski Bresney, our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of injury cases. With our record of success, which includes over $400 million recovered in verdicts and settlements, we can help you take the right steps to hold a negligent nursing home responsible for the harm your family has suffered. As the largest personal injury law firm in central Illinois, we have the resources and experience needed to stand up to insurance companies, healthcare providers, and other large companies, and we will fight to make sure you are fully repaid for your loved one's injuries.

Reasons for Nursing Home Fall Injuries

Because nursing home residents are usually elderly or suffer from disabilities, their physical abilities may have weakened, or they may suffer from health conditions that cause them to be more likely to fall. These incidents can cause injuries that have a major, long-term effect on a resident's health and well-being. Falls can lead to broken bones, such as hips, wrists, or ankles, or injuries to the joints or muscles can affect a person's mobility. In more serious cases, a person may hit their head, resulting in traumatic brain injuries, or they may experience organ damage and internal bleeding.

Multiple different types of nursing home negligence can lead to dangerous falls, including:

  • Inadequate supervision - Patients should be properly monitored at all times, and staff members should provide assistance when necessary. Neglect by nursing home staff may lead a patient to attempt to get into or out of bed when they are physically unable to do so without assistance, causing them to suffer serious fall injuries.
  • Malnutrition or dehydration - Staff members should ensure that patients are getting the proper food and liquids. Neglect of a patient's needs can result in problems such as weakened muscles or disorientation, which can make fall injuries more likely to occur.
  • Medication issues - Elderly residents may take multiple different types of medications, and staff members should ensure that these drugs are administered at the proper doses and be aware of how medications can affect a person's mobility. Medication errors can cause a loss of physical control and lead to dangerous falls.
  • Improper procedures - Staff members should always follow the correct procedures when helping a person get into or out of bed or transferring them to a wheelchair. Inadequate training in these procedures can result in serious patient injuries due to falls.
  • Abuse - Patients may suffer serious fall injuries due to physical abuse by staff members or other residents. Pushing or shoving can result in a person falling down and striking their head or other parts of their body on the floor or other objects.
  • Maintenance and environmental issues - A variety of hazards may exist in a nursing home, such as slippery floors, loose carpeting, missing floor tiles, tripping hazards in walkways, or inadequate lighting. A nursing home may be responsible for injuries that occur due to the failure to maintain the premises or correct hazards that can lead to falls.

Contact Our Peoria Nursing Home Fall Injury Attorneys

In many cases, nursing home residents suffer fall injuries because of a lack of supervision due to understaffing, although there are a wide variety of other forms of negligence that can endanger patients. If your family member has been injured in a fall at a nursing home, Kanoski Bresney can help you determine who was responsible, and we will fight to make sure you are fully compensated for your loved one's damages. To learn how we can provide you with respect, response, and results, contact us at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to arrange a free consultation. We assist with nursing home injuries in Decatur, Bloomington, Schuyler County, Champaign, McLean County, Macomb, Pekin, Peoria, McDonough County, Sangamon County, Rushville, Tazewell County, Peoria County, Quincy, Adams County, Macon County, Champaign County, Springfield, and all of Illinois.

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