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Plainfield Nursing Home Fall Injuries Lawyer

Plainfield Nursing Home Falls Lawyer

Will County Personal Injury Lawyer for Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse

When you entrust the care of an elderly family member to a nursing facility, you assume that he or she will be treated with dignity, compassion, and professionalism. Tragically, however, reports of nursing home negligence and abuse are on the rise around the country, as too many facilities have shifted their focus toward maximizing profits and away from providing properly for their patients. Falls are among the leading causes of serious injury for elderly people, and, of course, a fall can happen anywhere. When a fall occurs in a nursing home, the facility and staff may be potentially liable, and at Flaherty Law, LLC, we can help you find the answers and seek full compensation on behalf of your loved one.

Common Causes of Illinois Nursing Home Falls

As people age, they become more prone to losing their balance and falling. They also become more susceptible to injury, making the combination a very dangerous one. Nursing homes, however, are responsible for taking precautions and developing a plan for preventing falls and reducing the dangers to their patients. In a nursing facility, a fall may occur as the result of:

  • Slippery or wet floors;
  • Poor lighting and deceptive shadows;
  • Equipment or objects on the floor;
  • Side effects of prescribed medications;
  • Walking aids such as canes or walkers that are in disrepair;
  • Trouble getting in and out of bed;
  • Lack of staff supervision for bathing or showering; and
  • Neglect of a patient particularly prone to falls.

While the impact of the fall may cause serious physical injury, many fall victims are not discovered for hours due to negligent supervision by facility staff. Depending on the nature of the injuries, such negligence can lead to permanent disability and, in some cases, these incidents may even be fatal to an elderly patient.

Contact a Bolingbrook Wrongful Death Lawyer

Attorney Daniel Flaherty is a seasoned personal injury lawyer who is committed to helping Illinois families seek justice for nursing home injuries to loved ones. His previous experience in personal injury defense has provided him with unique insight into the games that insurance companies and defendant nursing facilities will play to minimize their exposure. Your injured loved one deserves a quick recovery, but Mr. Flaherty will not be tricked into accepting a settlement that fails to meet your family's needs. He is prepared to do everything possible to secure full compensation from any and all liable parties.

If an aging family member has been injured in a nursing home fall, you need the assistance of a hardworking attorney who will work closely with you at every turn. Contact Flaherty Law, LLC today and put our knowledge and experience on your side. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation so that you can discuss your situation and explore your options under the law. If necessary, we can come to you, arranging a meeting in your home, hospital room, or any other convenient location. Call 815-577-7500 for an appointment. We provide legal representation to injured clients in Will, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Lake Counties.

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