Repeated Falls In Nursing Homes Can Be A Sign Of Neglect
Families aren’t always aware of the level of care their loved ones are getting in nursing homes. Nursing home workers are often underpaid and overworked, so they do not provide the level of supervision necessary. Without constantly monitoring your loved one, they are unable to report when falls happen. Even worse, some nursing homes intentionally mask elderly and disabled residents’ injuries from their families.
For these reasons, injuries can be especially serious by the time family members realize there is a problem. A loved one may have experienced multiple falls leading to serious injuries — bruising, broken bones, head injuries, lacerations (cuts), internal bleeding and infections.
At the Michigan law offices of Bredell & Bredell, we represent nursing home residents and their families in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Our clients include people who were injured when nursing homes failed to properly supervise and care for them. Many of these people suffered unnecessary harm or had their lives cut short by abuse and neglect in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult foster care situations.
We have the experience, knowledge and resources to effectively represent them in Michigan courts. Our lawyers have been named by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine as two of the top attorneys in Michigan for 2008, 2009 and 2010. We are also members of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum and have received the highest ratings for legal abilities and ethical standards through Martindale-Hubbell’s peer rating review system.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1,800 nursing homes residents die each year from injuries related to repeated falls. Many of these deaths were preventable — if only nursing homes provided the kind of care their residents deserved.
Contact An Ann Arbor Repeated Fall Injury Lawyer
Contact our office today by calling 734-482-5000 throughout Michigan or reach us online to schedule an appointment. We offer flexible scheduling options, and we can make home and hospital visits if your injury prevents you from traveling to our office.