Falls can lead to serious or even fatal injuries for senior citizens.
Senior Citizens suffer from falls at an alarming rate. One out of three adults aged 65 or over falls at least once each year. Among senior citizens, falls are the largest cause of fatal and serious injuries. However, falls can and should be prevented.
If you or a loved one has been injured from a fall, email us or call The Cartwright Law Firm at 415-433-0444.
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Nursing Homes can be liable for injuries from falls.
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities have a duty to develop and implement fall prevention procedures for any resident that is determined to be a fall risk. A resident may be determined to be a fall-risk if they have a history of falls or if they have difficulty walking.
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities need to take steps to prevent future falls from occurring. Residents may need a higher level of care and may need to be watched more closely.
When a person has a pattern of falls at a nursing home or an assisted living facility, which shows the facility has been negligent in following their own fall prevention protocols.