The most frequent cause of fractures in the elderly is falls. Tragically, older people who sustain fractures may never fully recover, often becoming incapable of mobility. When a fall occurs due to nursing home abuse or neglect, the attorneys at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton are here to help you protect your loved one and see that justice is served. Causes of Nursing Home Falls Falls in nursing homes may occur due to inadequately maintained premises, such as wet floors, poor lighting, or faulty handrails. They may also occur due to common neglect or intentional acts of violence such as pushing, tripping, or hitting. In some cases, the nursing home fails to institute a proper fall prevention plan for a resident known to be at high risk for falls. Not every fall that a resident may have is the result of negligence. Some falls in nursing homes are simply the result of the effects of aging. However, if your loved one has fallen and sustained a fracture or other serious injury, they deserve a thorough investigation from an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer. If abuse or neglect is present, our lawyers will work to hold the responsible party accountable and fight to get your loved one the respect and compensation they deserve.
Nursing Home Abuse Fractures and Falls
If you suspect your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, please contact Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, P.A., today for your consultation with an experienced Jacksonville nursing home abuse attorney. Our offices are conveniently located in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida.