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A woman in another state recently claimed that a negligent nursing home caused her to suffer injuries in a fall. She has thus decided to file a lawsuit against the nursing facility, seeking damages. Likewise, nursing home residents in West Virginia who are hurt in falls due to their facility staff’s carelessness have the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

The woman in the recent out-of-state case claimed that she fell at the nursing facility back in 2016 and broke her humerus. The fall reportedly required her to undergo surgery. In addition, she allegedly suffered medical complications, such as pulmonary embolism and pneumonia.

According to the woman, her fall was the result of the nursing home’s carelessness in treating and caring for her while she resided there. As part of her lawsuit, the woman is seeking a jury trial. She is also seeking over $50,000 as well as lawsuit costs and other relief.

Nursing home facilities are naturally expected to take care of the residents entrusted to their care. Unfortunately, sometimes, their staff members act negligently and thus violate nursing facility care laws, which causes residents to suffer serious injuries due to incidents such as falls. In this situation, the gravely injured residents have the right to file liability claims against the reportedly at-fault nursing homes, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. A suit that is fought successfully might lead to a monetary award that may help with addressing medical costs and other expenses related to the documented incident of nursing home negligence. Although a monetary award cannot undo the events leading to the plaintiff’s injuries in West Virginia, it may help the victim to more easily move forward from the ordeal.