Nursing Home Fall Accidents Should Be Prevented
While it is true that the elderly, disabled and vulnerable may be more susceptible to slip-and-fall injuries (due to brittle bones, dementia, medication side effects, vertigo and balance issues), it does not mean that the facilities themselves have no responsibility to protect them. Once a resident has shown him or herself to be at risk for slip-and-fall accidents, a supervision plan should immediately be put into place to prevent an injury from happening again. Such plans could include additional supervision, adding rails to beds or providing medical equipment like wheelchairs, walkers or canes.
Was The Nursing Home Negligent?
Nursing homes that fail to exercise reasonable care for the safety and welfare of their patients should be held liable for the damages caused by their negligence. At the law offices of Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert, & Prieto, LLC, in Atlanta, we protect the rights of patients who have been injured as a result of nursing home abuse and neglect, including those hurt in slip-and-fall accidents. Attorneys at our firm have helped clients in Georgia and throughout the Southeastern United States receive compensation for serious injuries received in nursing home, assisted living facilities and other residential care providers.