Injuries From Falls in Florida Nursing Homes
The average healthy person soon recovers from a broken bone, but the elderly don't recover as quickly, if at all. A fractured arm may never heal. A broken hip becomes a permanent disability. A head injury often leads to death.
When nursing home residents fall, it's not always an "accident." It can be a sign of neglect. Did your loved one fall because no one answered a call for assistance? Did someone forget to put up the side rails on the bed?
If you suspect your family member's serious injuries from a fall stemmed from negligence, contact Feldman Morgado for a free initial consultation. We have successfully sued nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the Tampa Bay area and statewide Florida.
Florida Senior Citizen Fall Injuries Lawyer
Experienced personal injury attorneys Mitchell L. Feldman and Dale Morgado and their legal team can investigate if a trip-and-fall or slip-and-fall accident that happened to you or your loved one was preventable and caused by the negligence of others. We have helped residents of care facilities secure compensation for medical treatment and rehab, and for pain and suffering, in a range of cases:
- Falls from a bed or from a gurney
- Falls from wheelchairs or while using walkers
- Falls while walking to the bathroom unassisted
- Falls in a bathtub or shower
- Residents dropped by staff members
For a person already in frail health, a falling accident can be debilitating or life-threatening. We have represented victims of brain injury, facial injuries, fractured hips, broken wrists and arms. If there are complications in healing, those orthopedic injuries can result in further surgery, loss of use, infection or death.
Tampa Nursing Home Resident Injury Lawyers
Our firm is committed to holding nursing homes responsible for neglect or assisted living centers accountable for failing to assess residents for fall risk. We offer a free case evaluation, with offices in Tampa, Ocala, Naples, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami, and we can handle cases anywhere in Florida by mail, phone and Internet. Call today at 866-578-1607.