When a relative falls and injures themselves at a nursing home or assisted living facility, the physical trauma they incur can be devastating. Whether the nursing home fall results in bruises, broken bones, pulled muscles, or even death, it can leave a lasting impact on your loved one as well as yourself and your family. Do not go through this trying time alone. Speak with an experienced nursing home fall attorney who will approach your case with the attention you want and the empathy you need.

While elderly people are more at risk of being injured in a fall, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities are expected to account for this and have the necessary precautions in place.

Do not blame yourself or your loved one.

Discuss the details of your case with a nursing home fall attorney with The Ruth Law Team by calling (888) 783-8378 or scheduling a free case review. You will receive a no-cost and no-obligation consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Falls in Nursing Homes

Can I sue the nursing home for my fall?

Yes, you can sue a nursing home for negligence in the case of a fall if proper precautions were not taken. Not all falls that occur in a nursing home are a result of neglect. An experienced nursing home negligence attorney needs to carefully review the medical records for documentation of known stability concerns and conditions. ... read more?

Will My Nursing Home Case Go to Trial?

It’s hard to tell whether a case will go to trial or not. At The Ruth Law Team, we always try to build a case that’s strong enough that we can negotiate a fast and fair settlement out of court. However, we also prepare to go to trial, just in case the nursing home or insurance provider is unwilling to negotiate. ... read more?

What Should I Look For When Selecting A Nursing Home?

Prepare a list of facilities and investigate.The resources available on the internet have made this processes a lot easier than in the past. Medicare provides many resources a nursing home comparison tool, http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/a guide to choosing a nursing home, http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Include/DataSection/Questions/SearchCriteriaNEW.aspA nursing home checklist, ... read more?

Our Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Case Studies

$1,200,000

Nursing Home Resident Attacked by Ants

Verdict for a nursing home resident attacked by fire ants in bed. Our client was covered in blisters on arm, neck, back & upper torso and was unable to get out of bed. No one… read more?
$350,000

Verdict for Improper Catheter Inserted at Nursing Home

Settlement for a victim admitted to nursing home for rehab following surgery, with expectation to return home to her husband. A catheter was inserted improperly which perforated her bladder. This… read more?
$250,000

Resident at Nursing Home Becomes Malnourished & Dehydrated

Settlement recovered for a nursing home resident who sustained multiple falls, fractured arm, developed infections, bedsores on back and heels, and became malnourished and dehydrated.
$250,000

Resident Neglected & Develops Bedsores

Recovery for nursing home resident. The nursing home’s negligence caused bedsores on back and heels which became infected.
$250,000

Nursing Home Resident Abused & Neglected

Recovered for victim of sustained multiple falls, fractured arm, infections, bedsores on back and heels, and became malnourished and dehydrated.
$840,000

Rehab Facility Death from Neglect

Settlement for resident of rehab facility caused death from malnutrition and infections from pressure sores due to neglect.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

What Happens Next?

At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that this may be your first time seeking legal counsel and how intimidating that decision might be. This is why we have simplified the process to help you make the right decision for your circumstances. This 3-step process includes:

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Once you decide that The Ruth Law Team is the right option to represent you, we will begin the process of submitting your claim.

Common Causes of Nursing Home Falls

While elder family members may be weaker or more clumsy than they once were when they were younger, falls in a nursing home or assisted living facility are more often the result of insufficient staff or poor conditions such as: 

  • Improper or missing gate around the bed
  • Unstable wheels
  • Wet floors
  • Uneven flooring
  • Failure to respond to a patient’s call button
  • Improper staff training
  • Not having enough staff

Further, falls don’t just happen to elderly loved ones. Those going through rehabilitation for an injury or people with physical disabilities may also be more susceptible to falls. Nursing homes and ALFs must take proper precautions to ensure the safety of their residents.

Contact A Nursing Home Fall Lawyer

There’s no real way to describe the anger, sadness, frustration, or feelings of guilt that can overwhelm you when an elderly loved one suffers from a fall in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Fighting medical facilities, corporate conglomerates, and insurance providers can be incredibly intimidating, even when you know you’re in the right.

Speak with a knowledgeable and experienced nursing home fall attorney at The Ruth Law Team and have someone on your side ready to fight for you. We know you have a lot on your plate. Trust us to do what we do best. We’ll build a strong case and utilize our considerable resources to fight for the settlement that you and your family deserve.

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About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 783-8378. Our lines are open 24/7.

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