The types of injuries that take place in a nursing home range from truly accidental to overtly abusive. The majority may fall somewhere in between - caused by negligence. A nursing home attendant may have intended to put up bed railings and "forgot" due to distraction or understaffing issues. A nursing home resident who wanders off may have done so within a brief moment of opportunity despite precautions in place.
Whether it was someone's "fault" or "simply something that happened" is not necessarily a fine distinction you may be able to make if it was your beloved husband, wife, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son who was injured in a long-term care facility. Many clients of Chambers & Aholt, LLC, who approach our law firm for help after a nursing home fall do so with one purpose: to learn "why" this happened to their loved one.
Chambers & Aholt, LLC, is an experienced and accomplished Metro Atlanta area nursing home negligence law firm dedicated to helping individuals and families who have suffered harm. Whether we end up representing you or not, we look forward to the opportunity to hear the story about your loved one's care in a nursing home if any of the following events occured:
Fall from a wheelchair
Fall during transfer from bed to chair or vice versa
Fall from a mechanical lift
Fall from bed
Fall occurring while walking with a walker
Fall occurring while on a supervised outing
Often, a close investigation after a fall injury in a nursing home reveals that some type of negligence occurred: improper or inadequate protections or human error. Further investigation may reveal that the root of the problem is systemic understaffing, poor fall prevention training, or defective equipment.
Attorneys of Chambers & Aholt, LLC, have the experience and skills needed to uncover the cause of a fall or even intentional abuse such as sexual abuse or physical assault. If your loved one has unexplained bruises, complains of an attack, or suffered a broken bone, you are doing the right thing by looking for a lawyer.
Did your family member's long-term care facility breach its duty of care? How can you go about seeking appropriate compensation for the injured person and the family? Our law firm is here to answer these questions for the people of Georgia. Contact us.
We handle these cases on a contingent fee basis. If there is no recovery no fees are owed.