When A Nursing Home Neglects To Take The Proper Care

When your loved one is placed in the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility, you trust that excellent care will be provided for them. Most nursing homes and assisted living facilities maintain a high standard of care and follow the appropriate safety guidelines for their patients and residents. However, sometimes falls, transport injuries or other accidents happen because the proper guidelines and safety measures were not in place.

If appropriate care is not taken, and a patient or resident is injured or — even worse — dies as a result, then someone may be at fault. When fault can be demonstrated, you or your loved one may be able to receive just compensation. Meeting with an attorney can help you evaluate your options.

Falls Or Transport Injuries Happen For A Number Of Reasons

A fall or injury sustained as a result of a patient being transferred does not automatically mean that someone or some nursing home was at fault. However, there are safety measures that can be put in place to minimize the risk of these accidents. Some of the common causes for falls or transport injuries include:

  • Possible nursing home neglect
  • Improper procedures in place
  • Proper procedures not followed
  • Improper training
  • Inadequate staffing levels
  • Improper transfer in and out of bed
  • Failure to properly assess patient
  • Safety hazards
  • Improper equipment
  • Improper wheelchair use

When patients or residents are being transported, they are at greater risk for injury. Many are disabled or have limited mobility. They require assistance to get to and from activities, physical therapy, appointments, to and from the bathroom, meals or doctor appointments. They rely on caregivers to exercise the appropriate amount of care and caution in their transport. At Morris & Player PLLC, we have represented numerous clients in cases involving falls or transport injuries. Our lawyers understand the appropriate level of care and will work with experts to determine your potential causes of action.

Get Answers: Contact Our Attorneys

Don't be afraid to seek the compensation you deserve. We can help answer your questions. Call our Louisville, Kentucky, office at 800-501-0431 or you may contact us online. We offer free consultations, and there are no fees unless you recover money damages.