When an elderly person suffers a broken bone in a nursing home, the staff may try to hide the cause. Without a prompt investigation, you may never find out why your loved one was injured.
At Warner Law Offices, we know how a broken bone can lead to a downward spiral in the health of an elderly person. If the nursing home failed to take proper care of your loved one, it may be liable for economic damages such as medical bills and noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering.
We rely on nursing homes to provide a safe and caring environment for family members who are unable to care for themselves at home. When a loved one suffers a broken bone or other serious injury, it may be due to a nursing home environment that is neither safe nor caring.
The following are examples of neglect and abuse that can lead to broken bones in a nursing home:
- Falls due to a failure to assist residents
- Improperly fitted or maintained walkers or wheelchairs
- Dangerous conditions such as loose carpeting or missing handrails
- Assaults by nursing home staff or other residents
Our attorneys hold nursing homes financially responsible for injuries caused by neglect or abuse. If your loved one has suffered a broken bone or other unexplained injury, you should contact our attorneys as soon as possible.