Unexplained Falls and Burns
Most residents are in the nursing home because they are unable to take care of themselves, which is why proper supervision is the first responsibility of any facility. Unfortunately, unexplained falls and burns are far too common. At the law offices of Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty, our Delaware nursing home fall attorneys protect the rights of all nursing home injury victims.
Most unexplained falls and burns are the result of poor supervision. Many nursing homes are short staffed, employing too few people or hiring unqualified people for night shifts. Without enough staff to properly care for and supervise all their residents, nursing home fall accidents become very common. Our lawyers can handle a wide range of claims, including:
- Fall during transfer from wheel chair to toilet,
- Residents left without a wheel chair try to walk and fall
- Residents left alone for extended periods of time
- Slip-and-fall accidents due to no mats on floor or bed rails
We handled one case where a staff member tried to help a resident who required additional assistance. As a result of a fall, the resident died due to a fatal head injury.
Nursing home slip-and-fall cases are especially tough, because, when the state conducts an internal investigation into reports of abuse, they do not give the family of the victim detailed information about what happened. This makes it very difficult to obtain real evidence and file a claim. We work with a number of outside experts in order to locate all important documents and make sure you can determine negligence.Contact Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty
With offices in all three Delaware counties, we represent the victims of unexplained nursing home falls and burns across the state. We even make nursing home visits as needed. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about your rights and options. Our Wilmington office is available at 302-655-4040; Sussex County area residents can reach the Georgetown office at 302-856-9868. Call the Bear law office of Gary S Nitsche, P.A. at 302-834-4044 or the Smyrna law office of Gary S Nitsche, P.A. at 302-389-4040.