Brooklyn Nursing Home Fall Attorney
Under federal and New York state law, nursing homes have certain patient safety responsibilities, including a responsibility to assess when patients are at a high risk for falls and take reasonable steps to prevent those patients from falling and getting seriously hurt.
I am Daniel A. Kalish, a personal injury trial attorney dedicated to helping victims of nursing home slip-and-fall injuries. I serve clients throughout the New York metro area, including Brooklyn, the Bronx and Westchester County. For a free consultation about your case, contact me today.
Holding Nursing Homes Accountable for Falls
Elderly nursing home patients are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries in falls, including broken hips, broken legs, broken arms, spinal fractures and skull fractures. In some cases, the consequences of slip-and-fall accidents can ultimately prove fatal.
When patients get injured or killed as a result of the negligence of nursing homes and their employees, nursing home companies can be held legally accountable. The following are some of the major ways that nursing home neglect can increase the risk of falls:
- Failure to properly assess a patient's ability to walk on his or her own
- Inadequate staffing to attend to patients who need help getting around
- Inadequate restraints for patients who may get disoriented
- Failure to provide a walker to a patient who needs one
I am passionate about obtaining fair compensation for the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. If your parent, spouse or other loved one has been injured due to a fall at a nursing home, don't hesitate to contact a Bronx nursing home injury attorney to schedule an appointment.