Is Your Loved One a Fall Risk?

Many people in nursing homes depend on the staff to transfer them from one place to another, such as from bed to wheelchair and everywhere else throughout their day. However, when a nursing home is short-staffed, many residents do not receive the support they need when transported from one place to the next.

Nursing homes across the country are required by federal and state laws to screen each resident for the risk of falling through a fall-risk assessment. These nursing home fall assessments are intended to consider physical abilities, medication, vision, cognitive abilities, and more. Unfortunately, these assessments are often not done well, and/or nursing home staff members do not abide by the life-saving safety rules for fall-risk patients. Typically, untrained staff, facility understaffing, and/or staff member negligence cause most San Antonio nursing home patient falls.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 50 to 75 percent of more than 1.5 million Americans aged 65 and older who live in nursing homes fall annually. Approximately 1,800 nursing home residents die each year due to falls. The vast majority of these falls are entirely avoidable. If your loved one has been injured or died because of a nursing home fall, contact our nursing home neglect attorney in San Antonio at the Law Offices of Glenn W Cunningham immediately to discuss your legal options. A winning nursing home lawsuit with us can get you the money you deserve and a sense of closure and justice in the wake of an avoidable death. Call us now to learn more.

Texas Nursing Home Residents Dropped by Staff

When a senior falls from their bed or is dropped during a routine transfer, one of the largest concerns is broken or fractured hips. Statistically, about 40 percent of the elderly who break their hips die from complications within a year of the initial fall. The unfortunate reality is that a fall or drop for a senior is often the “straw that breaks the camel’s back.” 

If your loved one was dropped by a staff member at the nursing home, a San Antonio attorney who handles nursing home neglect and falls can help you hold the nursing home accountable for its negligence. Learn more about the representation we offer by scheduling your free initial consultation with Glenn W. Cunningham. We can be reached online or by calling our office.

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Injuries Caused By Elderly Falls and Drops

Every fall is different, as is the health of the fall victim. Here’s a look at some of the more common injuries that can come from a nursing home fall and drop:

  • Disability
  • Functional decline
  • Reduced independence
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Depression
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Fracture
  • Joint dislocations
  • Soft tissue contusions and lacerations
  • Death

Texas Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer

If your loved one suffered a fall from the bed or was dropped because he or she did not have the necessary support or supervision from the nursing home staff, it is important to hold the nursing home accountable for its negligence and the impact the fall has had on your loved one's life. You can recover compensation by taking immediate action and hiring an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in San Antonio. Your lawsuit may also motivate nursing homes and hospitals to take steps to prevent such accidents from occurring in the future to other patients.

At the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham, we aggressively pursue nursing homes and other medical professionals who cause injuries and death to innocent victims. He has over 30 years of experience handling medical malpractice and nursing home negligence matters and can help you receive the compensation you need. Call now to learn more—we look forward to hearing from you. 

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