Broken bones sustained by elderly people after a serious fall can result in debilitating injuries that may never heal properly.
Falls at nursing homes are a common occurrence. Unfortunately, many of them are the result of negligence on the part of caregivers. Elder neglect in nursing homes and assisted care facilities can result from insufficient staffing, poor training, lack of maintenance or a number of other reasons. The results can be tragic.
If your loved one's fall was caused by nursing home negligence, the facility may be held accountable for any damages that occur. The attorneys at Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty handle nursing home negligence cases throughout Delaware. We will fight aggressively to ensure that your loved one's rights are protected.Wilmington Nursing Home Fall Lawyers
We carefully review all of the facts and interview the nursing home's employees and even former employees. This helps us obtain a comprehensive understanding of the specific accident that caused the injury, as well as the facility's long-term track record.
Fractures and broken bones can occur if a nursing home resident is allowed to wander on his or her own without supervision. Wandering poses risks that the nursing home must recognize and prevent. These injuries also often occur when employees transfer an elder from one place to another, for example from a bed to a wheelchair.
At Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty, we aggressively seek compensation and justice for nursing home residents who have suffered fractures and other injuries as the result of negligent or intentional acts. We act decisively to investigate our cases, prepare them for trial and obtain results for our clients.
We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case and recommend the best steps to take during a free, no-obligation consultation. Contact us to schedule an appointment.