I’m very sorry to hear about your mother’s fall. Nursing homes have a duty to keep their patients safe from harm and to tend to their needs. Debris on the floor in a nursing home can be very serious because it can lead to falls, which are a huge concern for the elderly. Elderly individuals often suffer very serious injuries in falls, and they tend to heal very slowly. If your loved one has been hurt in a nursing home fall, it’s important to investigate the incident and why it occurred.
If a nursing home patient falls and is injured due to a cluttered or poorly-maintained facility, an attorney can help. In some nursing home cases, complex medical malpractice issues are involved. However, in a nursing home trip and fall case, the case typically involves simply a poorly maintained facility. Although the case may be simple, a trip and fall can have very severe long-term consequences for the patient.
When an elderly person experiences a fall, he or she may suffer very serious injuries that threaten the health and mobility of the person long-term. Many elderly patients are permanently immobilized from falls. Others may later pass away from complications brought on by their falls. Preventing falls on debris in nursing homes should be a priority for nursing homes. Unfortunately, many are understaffed and are more concerned with finding ways to reduce their costs than to address patient safety.
If your loved one has fallen in a Houston nursing home, and you believe the fall occurred due to debris or clutter in the home, you should speak with an attorney. The nursing home may be financially responsible for your loved one’s injuries. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today or visit us on Facebook to learn more.