Slip and Fall in Nursing Home

Kansas City Nursing Home Accidents Attorneys

When we send a loved one to a nursing home, we expect that he or she will receive a high level of care. Unfortunately, nursing homes often cut corners to reduce costs and nursing home patients are all too often exposed to an unacceptable risk of harm.

Nursing home negligence can take many forms, including inadequate monitoring of nursing home residents, failure to properly feed patients and medication errors. Nursing home negligence may be the result of understaffing, inadequately trained staff and lack of proper safety regulations designed to prevent patient injuries.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a nursing home accident, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Holman Schiavone, LLC. Our firm has extensive experience in nursing home negligence claims, including slip-and-fall accident claims.

Slip-and-fall Accidents

While a certain number of accidents are unavoidable, many nursing home accidents occur because the nursing home facility and staff have failed to take proper precautions. Nursing home staff should carefully monitor patients to reduce the danger presented by slip-and-fall accidents. Patients who are at a higher risk of falls due to physical challenges or illness should be closely watched and assisted to reduce the risk of slip-and-fall accidents.

A recent report by the CDC finds that approximately 1,800 nursing home residents die each year as a result of a slip-and-fall accident. Thousands more suffer serious and disabling injuries as a result of a slip-and-fall accident. The CDC report finds that nursing home negligence is a significant factor in many slip-and-fall accidents. Key findings of the report include:

  • Wet floors, incorrect bed height, poor lighting and other hazardous conditions in nursing homes cause 16% to 27% of falls among residents.
  • Medications can increase the risk of falls and fall-related injuries. Nursing home medical staff should carefully monitor patients who take medication that could impair their balance and strength.
  • Other causes of falls include poorly fitting shoes, and improper walking aids and other preventable hazards.

Contact Our Kansas City, Missouri, Attorneys Today

If your loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident at a nursing home, speak with an attorney at Holman Schiavone, LLC. We offer a * free initial consultation and handle all nursing home negligence cases on a contingency fee basis. Contact us today online or by telephone at 816-399-5149 to speak with an experienced Kansas City personal injury lawyer.