Falls are a serious hazard for the elderly and physically vulnerable. A fall can result in devastating complications, including:
- Broken bones
- Shattered hips
- Back and neck injuries
- Head and brain injuries
A tragic fall can be the start of a downward spiral in your loved one's health condition. It may even cost your loved one his or her life.
Seeking Accountability For Inexcusable Safety Lapses
Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are supposed to shield your loved one from risks such as falls. That protection may be the very reason you made the difficult decision to entrust your loved one to the care of a professional facility in the first place. When a fall occurs, you deserve answers about what happened, particularly if the circumstances were suspicious. The nursing home may be at fault.
Sometimes, falls in nursing homes can be traced to negligence on the part of the staff or facility such as:
- Neglect or inadequate supervision
- Failure to maintain safe lifting equipment or bed rails
- Inadequate staff training or negligent hiring
- Violation of safety rules and protocols for transferring patients
- Lack of thorough risk assessment of your loved one's needs
At Murphy & Landon, we can help you pursue answers and accountability. Our lawyers are well-versed in the nuances of nursing home liability in Delaware. As respected trial attorneys with more than 110 years of experience, we have a proven track record of successes — including a landmark $13 million verdict in a nursing home negligence case. We handle lawsuits as well as administrative proceedings to hold nursing homes responsible for their carelessness.
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