Many elderly people are at a risk for falling. Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care facilities should be acutely aware of this. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) nearly half of all residents in nursing facilities fall each year. One in every three will fall 2+ times per year.

Elderly people and people with physical disabilities may be more likely to experience a fall. Falls often happen due to insufficient staff or poor conditions such as the following:

Our hearts break each and every time we get a call learning about an injury due to a fall. We are here to help you and your family. Call us at (888) 783-8378 for a free 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… 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, guide to choosing a nursing home, nursing home checklist, read more?

Our Nursing Home Accident Case Results


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 came to help.

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

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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.

Falls Resulting in Injuries

Unfortunately, family members may be unable to explain what has happened to them. That is why it is so important to keep an eye on your loved ones.  Ask questions, and check in frequently.  Keep an eye out for the following:

Falls are not the only sign of neglect. Bedsores, malnutrition, dehydration, and bruising are all signs that your loved one might not be treated properly.

Contact Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

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 nursing home abuse or neglect. Fighting medical facilities, corporate conglomerates, and/or insurance providers can be incredibly intimidating, even when you know you’re in the right.

The knowledgeable and experienced nursing home abuse attorneys at The Ruth Law Team are 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 try to get the settlement that you and your family deserve.

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