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.