Too Often, Falls And Fractures Are The Result Of Negligence
The No. 1 indicator of a serious downturn in the health of seniors is falling. Older people are vulnerable to falls for a variety of reasons: bone loss, muscle loss, low blood sugar, poor vision and dizziness.
Nursing homes are expected to take reasonable measures to prevent falls. They are supposed to monitor residents continuously, to help them get in and out of bed, to equip beds with side rails, and to provide walkers, wheelchairs, canes and no-slip footwear to keep them safe.
When nursing home operators fail to do this, families are permitted under the law to seek financial compensation.
Simple Justice For Victims Of Nursing Home Falls
If a loved one of yours has sustained an injury or a fracture, or has died because of a preventable fall in a nursing home, the lawyers at Noonan Perillo & Thut Ltd., of Waukegan, can help. We are experienced in every type of nursing home neglect case. We can get you the compensation you and your loved one deserve.
When proper precautions are not taken and an elderly resident falls, the injuries sustained can be severe ranging from bruising, to bone fractures, to death. An injury can cause rapid decline in an elderly resident’s health and can lead to other serious medical issues.
Not every fall in a nursing home is preventable, but many are the result of negligence or abuse. If you feel like your loved one’s fall was the result of nursing home negligence, our firm has the experience to help you get appropriate compensation. Our attorneys will meet with you at a free initial consultation to discuss the circumstances of your case and assess whether legal action is merited.
We work with clients in Chicago, throughout Lake County and across Illinois. We invite you to contact us at 847-244-0111 today.