Handling Nursing Home Fall Injury Claims

Hundreds of serious, injury producing falls and unexplained injuries occur at nursing homes every year. Many of these go unreported due to the cause of such falls — neglect and inattention by nursing home personnel.

What nursing home administrators fail to share with patients and their families are the incident reports telling the real story of what happened.

At Williams Newman Williams PLLC, our lawyers for nursing home falls in Jackson, Mississippi, have experience successfully winning the battle with these big nursing homes to turn over these highly informative reports. We represent clients in Jackson and throughout Mississippi and the southern United States.

Nursing home staff must adhere to a standard of care that will prevent falls and unexplained injuries whenever possible. If you suspect that nursing home neglect has caused your senior loved one to fall and sustain serious injury — or your relative has died as the result of a fall — you and your family have rights that must be protected.

Our elder neglect lawyers have the valuable experience and provide the exceptional service and personal attention you need to make a positive difference in your life — and that of your vulnerable senior loved one.

If you have noticed evidence that your elderly loved one has fallen and suffered an unexplained injury in a nursing home, don't wait until another fall causes serious injury or wrongful death.

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Any nursing home is duty-bound to provide constant supervision, adherence to safety procedures, access to standard safety equipment and personnel who try to prevent most falls or lessen an injury's severity. A nursing home has to comply with certain basic Mississippi minimum standards. Seniors in nursing homes deserve appropriate medical treatment, regular physical therapy and special accommodations that reflect their disabilities.

Staff members should be available to help residents get into and out of bed. Fallen residents should receive prompt care in case they suffered broken hips or broken legs. Special padding can prevent such breaks.

Alarms and call lights should alert nursing home staff to a potentially dangerous situation involving a patient. Chair alarms, low beds, side alarms and bed rails can also prevent falls. Nursing home floors should be swept clean and dry. And if a fall occurs, relatives of the resident who has fallen as a result of a slip, trip, or lack of supervision should be contacted immediately.

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If these procedures are not in place to protect your elderly relative — if your loved one's nursing home or assisted living center has avoided your inquiries about injuries from falls — get honest answers to your questions and a free initial consultation with our Jackson nursing home neglect attorneys.

Williams Newman Williams PLLC delivers quality legal services on a contingency fee basis. You owe no attorney fee unless we collect compensation for you. For more information, contact us online or by calling 601-208-0343, or 800-558-4208 toll free.