Nursing Home Slip & Fall
There are dozens of nursing homes and similar facilities in Hollywood and surrounding Florida communities. Nursing homes are meant to be safe places of refuge for seniors who can no longer care for themselves. Many families make the difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure that an elderly family member has the care and supervision they need to live a life of dignity and safety. Unfortunately, nursing home injuries are quite common and in many cases preventable.
Families in Hollywood and other communities often turn to Flaxman Law Group when a family member has been injured or abused in a nursing home. The attorneys at our law firm work hard and use all their resources to hold abusive and negligent caregivers accountable because our legal team genuinely believes that no senior should have to suffer pain or indignity due to recklessness or negligence. If you are seeking justice or legal advice, do not hesitate to contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case review.Common Causes of Nursing Home Injuries
There many things that can cause nursing homes slip and fall accidents, including:
- Inadequate supervision
- Undertrained staff
- Lack of proper grab bars in bathrooms and along corridors or hallways
- Slippery surfaces
- Inadequate lighting
- Uneven flooring
- Lack of no slip treads on slippery surfaces
- Spills that are not cleaned up promptly
- Lack of proper maintenance or cleaning of the property
- Lack of adequate cleaning and safety policies
- Residents not wearing safe, sturdy shoes
- Medical abuse
Seniors can be especially vulnerable to slip and fall accidents. Seniors may suffer from vision or mobility problems that make simply walking down the corridor or getting in and out of the bathtub more hazardous. They may need to use a cane or walker in order to steady themselves. In addition, due to pre-existing conditions they may have to take medication that makes them dizzy or can affect mobility. For all of these reasons, it is expected that seniors are given additional supervision and assistance in a nursing home environment to ensure that they are not injured in a fall.
This is especially important since a simple slip and fall can cause life-threatening damage to an elderly person. Slip and fall accidents can cause hip fractures, as well as other broken bones, and for someone who is already frail, ill, or elderly, it can be far more difficult to recover from this type of injury. In fact, serious complications are not uncommon after a fall. A so-called simple slip and fall accident that leads to fracture can be literally life-threatening to someone who's elderly.
If a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident in a nursing home, you and your family deserve answers. Your senior family member deserves to get assistance in order to live the fullest, healthiest, and most dignified life possible. If a loved one has been injured in a care environment and you would like to know what options exist for you, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time. Our full-service law firm is located in offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami, and our carefully selected team of attorneys has more than 60 years of combined experience helping families like yours to seek compensation from liable parties.