Nursing Home Falls
Given the advanced age and adverse medical conditions of most nursing home patients, these residents are often susceptible to broken bones and fractures after falls. A simple slip or fall accident can have serious and even fatal consequences.
Nursing homes need to take reasonable steps to prevent slip and fall accidents for their residents and to keep residents safe at all times. While it is impossible to expect nursing homes to prevent every accident, nursing homes that fail to provide reasonable safety measures - or abuse their residents - should be held accountable for their negligence and misconduct.
If your loved one has been injured as a result of nursing home negligence, the experienced Cambridge trial lawyers at Gregg, Hunt, Ahern & Embry can help. Our attorneys work to hold nursing homes responsible for negligence.Middlesex County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many accidents that happen in nursing homes and elder care facilities, including falls, are entirely preventable. Examples of nursing home negligence include:
- Failure to provide or properly install guard rails
- Failure to properly monitor patients
- Failure to help patients in and out of bed
Nursing homes have a responsibility to meet acceptable standards of care that are mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This includes properly staffing their facilities and properly training those staff members to take care of residents.
Speak with the Massachusetts law firm of Gregg, Hunt, Ahern & Embry to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney about nursing home abuse and neglect. Call 617-494-1920. We take injury cases on a contingency basis, charging no fee until we recover damages on your behalf.