We seldom think about a nursing home being unsafe, particularly since we entrust the care of our loved ones to the staff of these facilities. However, every year, seniors fall victim to slip and fall accidents in a California nursing home.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Nursing Homes
As we age, one of the factors which plays a role in our overall health is our balance. Unfortunately, poor maintenance in nursing homes can result in poorly maintained surfaces which result in slip and fall accidents. Loose carpeting and tiles, insufficient lighting, or broken call buttons in restrooms can all play a role in these types of accidents. Victims of these types of accidents often spend weeks recovering from their injuries which may include broken bones, spinal cord damage, and head injuries.
Family members may notice defects which can cause an accident but if the facility does not have proper staffing to deal with repairs, or they lack the funds for repairs, they will not be addressed which can lead to serious injuries for residents. While most slip and fall accidents are not direct abuse, the fact the facility failed to protect a patient is abuse.
Contact Solution Law if your loved one was injured while a patient in a skilled nursing facility. Our service area includes Orange County, Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire. Your loved one should not have to endure pain and suffering because of the negligence of someone tasked with caring for them. We make sure the responsible parties are held accountable for their failure to protect your loved one.