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Cook County Nursing Home Fall Injury Lawyer

Dolton nursing home negligence lawyer for fall injuries

Holding Nursing Homes Responsible for Residents Injured in Falls on the South Side of Chicago

Residents of nursing homes often require close monitoring and regular or constant care to ensure that their needs are met. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect are all too common throughout the United States, and patients can suffer serious injuries due to the intentional actions or negligence of nursing home staff members. Falls are one issue that can affect many nursing home residents, and these incidents result in countless injuries and wrongful deaths each year.

If your loved one has suffered a fall injury at a nursing home, you will want to work with an experienced attorney to determine whether negligence was a factor. The The Law Offices of David A. Kadzai, LLC provides dedicated representation to nursing home injury victims and their families. Attorney David Kadzai has over 10 years of legal experience, and he can work with you to hold a negligent nursing home responsible for the damages suffered by your family member.

Causes of Nursing Home Fall Injuries

Nursing home residents can often be very frail, and they may be susceptible to falls due to Alzheimer's disease or dementia. A fall can result in serious injuries, such as a broken hip or other types of fractures, traumatic brain injuries, or damage to internal organs. Complications from these injuries can have long-lasting effects on a patient's health and well-being, and even seemingly minor injuries can develop into serious medical issues that may have a significant impact on a person's quality of life.

Some issues for nursing home residents that may lead to falls and serious injuries include:

  • Mobility issues - Certain medical conditions may affect elderly residents' balance, coordination, and range of motion. These issues can become worse due to lack of exercise or physical activity or if a patient suffers from dehydration or malnutrition. Residents should be closely monitored, and assistance should be provided when necessary, including making sure devices such as walkers or wheelchairs are used correctly.
  • Medication issues - Some medicines may cause dizziness, drowsiness, muscle weakness, or low blood pressure, and residents should be monitored after taking medications to ensure that these issues do not cause them to fall.
  • Hazards - There may be a number of conditions in a nursing home that increase the risk of falling, such as torn carpets, wet or damaged floors, exposed wiring, equipment left in hallways, or inadequate lighting.
  • Failure to monitor patients - Staff members should respond promptly and properly to meet patients' needs, and failure to do so may result in falls. For instance, if a patient calls for assistance getting out of bed, and there is no response, they may attempt to do so on their own, resulting in a fall injury. Staff members should also make sure all equipment is used properly, including adjusting beds to safe heights, using bed rails, and addressing any problems with canes, walkers, wheelchairs, lifts, or other mobility tools.
  • Inadequate staffing or training - In many cases, nursing homes are understaffed, or staff members do not receive the proper training. This can lead to a lack of proper supervision and assistance for residents, increasing the chances that unmonitored patients will suffer fall injuries.

Contact a Harvey Nursing Home Negligence Attorney

If your loved one has been injured after falling at a nursing home, you will want to understand whether negligence on the part of staff members played a role in this injury. Attorney David Kadzai will work with you to determine liability for your family member's injury and help you pursue compensation that addresses the damages they have suffered.Contact our office at 312-229-0050 to arrange a free consultation today. We will not charge any legal fees unless we win your case. We assist with nursing home injuries throughout Cook County, including Chicago, Calumet City, Hyde Park, Merrionette Park, Dolton, Jackson Park, Harvey, Burbank, Evergreen Park, Calumet Heights, Bedford Park, Oak Lawn, Burnham, Riverdale, Dixmoor, and Robbins.

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