According to the CDC, 1 out of 4 adults 65 and older will fall each year. If a family member’s fall in a nursing home leads to serious injuries or a tragic death, the facility may bear legal responsibility for medical malpractice or a related offense.
Robert Peirce & Associates recommends asking these questions:
• What are the facility’s safety policies?
• Did the resident have a caregiver with them? What did they do to prevent the fall?
• Were there other unreported falls?
Rightly or wrongly, falls are expected of older people – but sometimes they are preventable and you may have a case.
– Robert Peirce, Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C.