According to the US Government, nursing homes have a high fall and injury rate here in California and across the US. A major agency that studies these issues released a recent report that showed an average facility with 100 beds will experience 100 to 200 falls in their nursing home each year. This is an astonishingly high number. Unfortunately, many of these go unreported, and it is up to the family to be vigilant and to seek help when something happens.
While nursing homes have a high fall and injury rate there is no reason why your loved one should be injured in a fall in a nursing home or skilled nursing facility. California law provides strict standards for care, as well as responsibility and liability on these institutions for the well being of their patients. When a senior citizen falls, the most common injuries are head trauma and broken bones. Some injuries can be quite severe, and hundreds of people die each year in the US due to injuries they have received in a fall at a nursing home leading to wrongful death actions.
My name is Rivers Morrell and I have served the injured residents of Orange County and their families for more than 40 years. If your loved one suffers an injury in a fall at a nursing home or skilled nursing facility you should seriously consider a personal injury case. If someone you love is injured in a fall in an Orange County Nursing Home we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell or call to speak with us personally for a free consultation at (949) 305-1400.
We will work with you to hold the nursing home or skilled nursing facility financially accountable, and provide additional resources to ensure that your loved ones are well cared for and compensated for having to endure the fall.