Injuries During Transfers
Many nursing home residents are unable to move themselves from one location to another and need assistance from nursing home staff to make these moves. For many, just getting from a bed to a wheelchair requires that someone lift them from one to the other.
While most nursing homes have protocols on how to properly transfer patients, these procedures are frequently not followed. Many nursing home residents are dropped and seriously injured during transfers.
A nursing home resident who suffers an injury due to a fall during a transfer or from being dropped has legal rights. A claim can be filed against the nursing home or other facility that was responsible for the care and supervision of the resident. Damages can be recovered for injuries, pain and suffering, and other noneconomic damages. You may also seek reimbursement for the medical expenses required for the resident after the transfer.
Falls are one of the leading causes of death of the elderly and every effort should be made to avoid falling. Falls also lead to other conditions such as bedsores from inactivity and serious fractures or broken bones.Delaware Nursing Home Fracture Attorney
Many preventable injuries occur from improper transfer of nursing home residents — usually due to understaffing, lack of training or inadequate equipment. If you have a loved one in a nursing home who was injured as a result of being dropped or from a fall during a transfer, the experienced lawyers at Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty will work to recover full compensation for your family.
We are experienced personal injury and nursing home injury attorneys who understand the complexity of dropped patient cases. We will work with our team of experts to fully investigate the incident and get to the underlying factors behind it.
We know how nursing homes operate and how to identify questionable tactics used by nursing home employees. We also have a thorough understanding of how to properly value nursing home negligence cases.
We offer a free consultation in which we will review the facts and provide a straightforward assessment of your case. Contact us to schedule an appointment. With three convenient locations in Wilmington, Smyrna and Georgetown, we serve clients throughout Delaware.