Elder Abuse And Negligence In Ohio Nursing Homes

A serious but often overlooked risk to seniors is falling. Seniors typically suffer from diminished coordination and musculature that can put them at risk of falling. Exacerbating that risk is the fact that older people have weaker bones. Also, as we get older, we heal less quickly than when we are younger. This all makes seniors:

  • More likely to fall
  • More likely to suffer a serious injury when they fall
  • Less likely to heal fully

Nursing homes are aware of these risks and know that they need to take care to ensure that the seniors in their charge are protected from the possibility of falling. Every nursing home should conduct a fall risk assessment of their seniors. Sometimes these assessments are not conducted or are conducted improperly, or the conclusions of the assessment are not implemented.

Some of the common ways that a nursing home can help prevent falls from occurring include:

  • Bed alarms
  • Chair alarms
  • Restraints
  • Bed rails
  • Low beds
  • Someone to watch the patient or help him or her to the restroom, for example

Seniors falling can lead to serious injuries. A broken hip or head injury may mean the end of independent mobility. That can have a tremendous impact on a senior's quality of life.

Protecting The Rights Of The Injured Since 1968

At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, we offer exceptional representation that can help you understand what happened when an older loved one has fallen and been injured in a nursing home. We can aggressively pursue compensation and work to create accountability on the part of those who are responsible for your loved one's injury.

With more than 100 years of combined experience, we are capable of helping our clients face the most difficult of challenges. Let us help you help your senior loved one.

Contact The Columbus Nursing Home Lawyers Of Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty

When a loved one has been injured in a fall in a nursing home, you need to know that your attorneys offer the best chance of truly helping your senior loved one. Turn to the skilled and experienced attorneys of Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our nursing home negligence attorneys, call 614-360-2706 or toll free at 866-856-0433, or simply contact us online.

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