Northern Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys
When we placed our loved ones in nursing homes, we have a right to expect that they will be treated with dignity and respect. We have a right to expect that nursing home administrators and staff will ensure that their patients will receive a high quality of care.
All too often, nursing homes fail to provide adequate care to their patients. One of the consequences of substandard care is that many nursing home patients sustain serious or fatal injuries. Fall accidents, in particular, are far too common at nursing homes. Many of these accidents are the result of understaffing, insufficient staff training and a failure by nursing home administrators and staff to exercise due caution for the safety of their patients.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Brady & Jensen. We serve injured persons throughout Northern Illinois, including the Chicago metro area, Cook, Kane, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, DeKalb, Boone and Winnebago counties. To speak with a personal injury attorney at our firm about a nursing home injury, contact our law offices in Elgin or Geneva, Illinois.
Negligence Is Frequently the Cause of Nursing Home Fall Injuries
Nursing homes are quick to blame age, senility or illness as the cause of nursing home fall accidents. Frequently, however, fall accidents are preventable.
According to a recent report by the CDC,
- Wet floors, incorrect bed height, poor lighting and other hazardous conditions in nursing homes cause 16 to 27 percent of falls among residents.
- Medications can increase the risk of falls and fall-related injuries. Nursing home staff should carefully monitor patients who are at risk of falls due to medications that can impair a patient's balance or strength.
- Other causes of nursing home falls include poorly fitting shoes, improper walking aids and other preventable hazards.
Put Our Experience to Work for You
Nursing home administrators and staff are not likely to admit their errors. They have dedicated attorneys who advise them on how to avoid liability for their errors.
To ensure the protection of your rights, you will need an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney who has experience handling nursing home negligence claims. Our attorneys have successfully obtained compensation on behalf of many clients in nursing home negligence claims and know how to uncover evidence of nursing home negligence. From the moment we take a case, we work diligently to investigate the cause of accidents and gather evidence that is critical to the effective prosecution of nursing home negligence claims.
We seek full and fair compensation for each client we serve. We prepare each case for trial and negotiate with a firm resolve. We care about our clients and work hard to pursue the compensation they are entitled to receive.
Contact Our Kane County Nursing Home Fall Injury Lawyers
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with an Elgin nursing home negligence attorney at our firm, contact us toll free at 866-930-2063. You may also contact us by e-mail.