Schwartz Injury Law


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Chicago, IL Nursing Home Falls Lawyers

DuPage County Nursing Home Falls Attorney

Attorneys for Victims of Nursing Home Falls in Cook County

A typical nursing home reports between 100 and 200 falls each year, and they are the single largest cause of preventable hospital ER visits among nursing home patients. Each year, more than 1,800 patients die in nursing home falls, and countless more suffer severe injuries. If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury due to a nursing home fall, it is important to speak with a skilled nursing home abuse and neglect attorney, so you understand your rights and options.

The nursing home team at Schwartz Injury Law has represented countless victims of nursing home falls over the years. We have extensive knowledge of this area of the law and the common conditions that make nursing home residents more susceptible to severe fall-related injuries. We work collaboratively on each case, drawing on our in-depth experience and wide network of health professionals to build the strongest possible case. We have seen just about every situation that occurs inside nursing homes, and we know how to quickly identify important and often overlooked evidence that can make the difference between the success or failure of the case.

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    85-Year-Old Nursing Home Fall Victim

    Schwartz Injury Law represented a woman who suffered a traumatic fall while she was a patient at an Illinois nursing home. Our team was able to hold the nursing home accountable for this fall and subsequent injuries, resulting in $690,000 in compensation for our client.

Frequent Causes of Falls in Illinois Nursing Homes

Elderly individuals are frail and inherently susceptible to falling. These falls can result in head injuries, fractures, internal bleeding, infections, and other serious injuries. Unfortunately, there are many conditions within nursing homes that cause falls to happen more often, such as:

  • Nursing Home Hazards: Wet floors, loose wiring, unsecured equipment, unlocked wheelchairs, poor lighting, improper bed heights, poorly maintained stairways and walkways, etc.
  • Bed Transfers: Unsupervised or poorly executed transfers of patients into and out of beds and wheelchairs.
  • Mobility Problems: Shoes that do not fit properly, incorrect walking aids, etc.
  • Malnutrition and Dehydration: Falls due to muscle weakness, disorientation, and similar conditions.
  • Medication Errors: Adverse reactions to drugs that affect the central nervous system.
  • Unreasonable Restraint: Frequent use of physical and chemical restraints.
  • Abuse: Pushing, shoving, and other forms of physical abuse.

Nursing home falls are very often due to inadequate staffing. This is particularly prevalent on nights, weekends, holidays, and other times when nursing homes have a hard time maintaining proper staffing levels. In addition, there are many facilities that exhibit a pattern of patient falls, which is largely due to a failure to implement strong fall-prevention procedures.

Speak with a Responsive Cook County Nursing Home Falls Attorney

At Schwartz Injury Law, we have the experience, resources, and dedication to provide our clients the skilled representation they deserve. We understand the physical and emotional pain our honored elders endure when they experience easily preventable falls in nursing homes, and we put our experience to work to hold those responsible fully accountable. We offer free consultations, and we provide ongoing updates on the progress of your case, so you are always kept informed. If you or someone close to you was injured in a nursing home fall, contact us today at 312-535-4625 for a free case evaluation. We serve clients in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, Will County, Winnebago County, and throughout Illinois.

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