Many elderly or disabled people in Arizona nursing homes are deemed a “fall risk” in their medical records. This simply means they are known to be at risk for falling. For many people, a fall may not sound like a big deal. But for an elderly person, it can prove serious and sometimes even fatal. Residents who fall may experience head trauma, broken bones, and other significant injuries. What’s more is that since they were flagged as a “fall risk,” the accidents are usually preventable.
When someone is a “fall risk,” simple guidelines are established to ensure that a person doesn’t fall and hurt themselves. If a fall does occur, then oftentimes it can be a sign of neglect on the part of the nursing home. Bringing a personal injury claim against a nursing home that allows these kinds of accidents to occur can provide justice for the injured person, as well as protect other residents who are “fall risks” at that facility.
If you have a loved one who is a “fall risk” at a nursing home, and still fell and got hurt, please don’t hesitate to contact a Phoenix nursing home abuse lawyer at Breyer Law Offices. We welcome your call – whether you know you want to bring a suit against a nursing home, or you’re simply looking for answers surrounding a possible nursing home abuse case. We can give you the information and advice you need, so you can make the best decision for your loved one.