Falls & Fractures

Bronx Nursing Home Lawyers Protect Rights of Victims who Suffer Falls

Falls & Fractures Nursing home residents in New York and all over the United States are at high-risk for falling and suffering broken bones and other life-threatening injuries. As a result, nursing homes are required to create a plan of care for residents, outlining necessary assistance based on the patient's risk of falling. When this is not followed and a fall occurs, nursing homes can be held accountable.

At Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC, our New York attorneys have protected clients from elder abuse for more than 40 years. We are well-prepared to hold nursing homes responsible for neglecting your loved one. Concerned your family member's broken bones resulted from nursing home negligence? Contact us for aggressive and experienced representation. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss the specifics of your claim.

Dedicated Legal Team

For more than four decades, our attorneys have successfully handled complex personal injury cases. Lawyers Daniel Gallivan and Thomas Gallivan have extensive background in investigating and pursuing actions for nursing home neglect and violations of patient rights. Our attorneys will review the resident’s daily charts to determine how often the patients are supervised. In addition, they will determine whether appropriate fall precautions (interventions) were put in place, including bed and chair alarms, low beds, chair locks, mats, and bedrails. Conducting such a detailed investigation enables us to determine the cause of the fall. Many falls in nursing homes occur as a result of the following:

  • Wet floors
  • Poor lighting
  • Weakness resulting from malnutrition
  • Malfunctioning wheelchairs and walkers
  • Failure to use bed or chair alarms
  • Failure to properly use restraints
  • Failure to toilet residents
  • Failure to have enough staff helping residents

We are committed to fully understanding the extent of your family member's injuries. Our law firm employs two in-house nurses who work with our attorneys to properly represent victims of nursing home neglect. We will fight to obtain as much compensation as possible to cover medical costs and pain and suffering associated with the broken bones and other injuries.

Contact Us Today

We are dedicated to proving fault and obtaining compensation for pain and suffering, as well as future medical bills associated with the traumatic slip-and-fall accident.

Contact us by e-mail or call our (914) 220-1086 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.

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Client Reviews
Last year I was injured in an accident, and for the first time, needed the advice of an attorney regarding how to proceed. I was referred to Thomas Gallivan through a family member who is a lawyer in Massachusetts. I am beyond pleased with how Thomas handled my case. He was knowledgeable, professional, and although the case was not as straightforward as some, he used every resource to ensure a positive outcome. Thomas communicated with me regularly and I felt completely informed and confident in his ability. He expertly negotiated a fair settlement that I was very happy with. The entire experience was extremely positive, during a stressful time for me. Thank you Thomas. Melanie
My mom was the victim of nursing home neglect/abuse. I retained Tom and he provided great representation in a professional, courteous fashion. He made a very uncomfortable ordeal bearable. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of sound guidance and professional representation. Paul D.
Tom Gallivan fought for - and won - a settlement on behalf of my mother, who suffered terrible pressure sores due to nursing home neglect. I will always be grateful for his diligence and hard work, and for keeping me informed during the entire process. He will fight for you every step of the way. Trudy
Mr. Gallivan did an exceptional job representing our family during a nursing home law suit. He took care of every detail and put us at ease during a very emotional trial. I would very highly recommend him and his firm of outstanding professionals. Jane
Mr. Gallivan was the best choice I could have possibly made to represent me in mom's nursing home neglect case. He kept me informed & updated every step of the way & not only listened but acted on all my concerns. I would highly recommend him as a very professional, diligent, & knowledgeable attorney. Steve
Tom Gallivan represented me for a car accident I was involved in. He not only returned calls and emails promptly, his expertise helped me obtain a nice settlement. His compassion for me was heart-warming and much appreciated. Thank you kindly , Mr. Gallivan. Joanne