Bradenton Assisted Living Falls/Broken Bones Attorney
Loss of stability, mobility, and bone density are common as individuals age, so falls and fractures are a risk factor for those who reside in Florida assisted living centers. However, you are right to be concerned if your loved one suffered such injuries because of carelessness and neglect. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that millions of people aged 65 years or older suffer falls every year, with about 20 percent leading to broken bones and head injuries. When you trust a nursing home to provide quality care, this type of adverse event is unacceptable.
At Kohn Law, we understand your anger and frustration when you find that your loved one suffers any type of injury in an assisted living center. You have legal options for holding a facility accountable, and our team can help. Please contact our firm to set up a free consultation with a Bradenton assisted living falls and broken bones attorney right away. Some background information about the legal concepts may also be helpful.
Causes of Bone Fractures and Falls in Assisted Living Facilities
While some injuries occur because of abuse and intentional misconduct, there are many forms of harm that result from nursing home neglect. In the practice of law, the key issue is whether the assisted living center breached the legal duty to provide care in accordance with the law and contractual obligations. Falls and broken bones may result from:
- Failure to keep hallways, aisles, and common spaces clean and free of debris;
- Neglect in maintaining resident private spaces, particularly bathing areas;
- Not making repairs to handrails, guards, and staircase bannisters;
- Failing to monitor and assist a resident getting in and out of bed, a wheelchair, or other seating areas;
- Not installing proper lighting;
- Roughness or mishandling in dealing with residents; and
- Many other forms of misconduct.
Pursuing Assisted Living Centers for Damages
Your first priorities after learning of a loved one’s fall and/or bone fractures is to get him or her to safety and alert Florida authorities. Then, it is important to explore your options for recovering compensation through legal action. You may be able to negotiate an agreement to settle, but the assisted living center may refuse to pay a fair amount. In such a case, you will have to file a lawsuit in court.
Our Bradenton assisted living falls and broken bones lawyers at Kohn Law can advocate on behalf of your family in settlement discussions, but we are also ready to go to court to enforce your rights. Our goal is to obtain reasonable compensation for your losses, including:
- Medical costs to treat broken bones and fall injuries;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Emotional distress.
Consult with a Bradenton Assisted Living Falls and Broken Bones Attorney Today
To learn more about the legal remedies you can seek on behalf of a loved one, please contact Kohn Law to schedule a complimentary case evaluation. Our Bradenton assisted living falls and broken bones lawyers can explain your options after learning more about your circumstances.