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Broken Bones and Nursing Home Abuse

Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Houston to Learn Your Rights

When you place a loved one in the care of a nursing home, you expect they will have attentive care and they will be safe from harm. However, the simple fact is that the elderly are more prone to illness and injury, particularly if they are unable to care for themselves independently. Nursing home staff are aware of this fact and must take active precautionary steps to ensure the elderly are appropriately supervised to prevent potential illness and injury. This includes protecting seniors from falling and/or breaking bones.

Our compassionate Houston nursing home abuse attorneys at Haines Law, P.C. believe that many fractures in nursing homes can be prevented. Repeated injuries are a cause for concern to loved ones who hope that every possible measure is taken to reduce the risk of harm to the nursing home resident. Our lawyers believe that many fractures are preventable and that many facilities fail to take precautionary steps to prevent them. If your loved one has experienced broken bones in a nursing home and you are suspicious of neglect or abuse, the nursing home staff should be held liable, and you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, as well as for your pain and suffering.

Broken Bones in Nursing Homes

Broken bones may be caused by accident, simply because the elderly have more fragile bones. However, sometimes a broken bone may be a strong indication that your loved one has been abused or neglected due to lack or supervision or active abuse. Some of the most common fracture types are hip and wrist fractures, as well as broken ankles, feet, and most alarmingly, broken necks or skulls. Most of these injuries are sustained from falling.

Falls in Nursing Homes

Falls are usually preventable, especially in nursing homes where they may be caused by lack of supervision, slippery floors, cluttered areas, and so on. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falling is the most common reason adults aged 65 and older are injured. While many nursing home incidents involving falls and broken bones are truly accidents that happen due to a misjudgment of staff members, other falls happen because the staff is inattentive or recklessly negligent. Even in the case of an accident, nursing homes are responsible for compensating an injured patient for their medical expenses if the fall was preventable.

Suspicious of Your Loved One’s Nursing Home? Contact Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys.

Our nursing home abuse lawyers at Haines Law, P.C. understand the emotions of discovering your loved one has broken bones in a preventable accident. We want to help you hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and, in the process, help you recover any compensation you may be entitled to.

Contact Haines Law, P.C. by calling (281) 975-0031 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

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