Chicago Nursing Home Fall Attorneys
Skilled & Compassionate Representation for Elderly Fall Victims & Their Families
Placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home is an incredibly difficult decision to make. One of the deciding factors for many people is that your loved one will be receiving the level of care and attention that he or she needs from a professional staff that is dedicated to providing assistance.
The Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers at Trapp & Geller stand against elder neglect and abuse. We have fought for seniors since 1987, exposing negligence and intentional wrongdoing and holding at-fault parties accountable. We believe in seeking justice for those who have already been wronged, and in improving conditions for future nursing home residents.
Types of Negligence & Abuse in Nursing Homes
Residents of nursing homes and elder care facilities typically require assistance with day-to-day activities such as getting from place to place, eating meals, going to the bathroom, and bathing. Some may have special needs that require additional attention, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s patients who need to be supervised around the clock to avoid them wandering off. If any resident receives substandard care, they may suffer serious injuries as a result.
Our Chicago nursing home fall attorneys take on cases involving all types of negligence in nursing homes, elder care centers, and long-term care facilities, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Wandering or elopement
- Medication errors
- Lack of proper medical care
- Delayed medical treatment
- Sexual abuse
- Financial exploitation
How to Prevent Falls at Nursing Homes
As people grow older, muscle control and coordination can become affected to the point where falling becomes a real risk. Add to this the fact that a senior may be suffering from osteoporosis or some other medical condition that could magnify the level of injury they suffer in a fall goes to show how important fall prevention is.
In reality, nursing homes are often staffed at the minimum necessary levels in order to maximize profits. This can leave your senior loved one unattended, unmonitored, and without the assistance that could keep them from falling.
Steps that can be taken to prevent falling include:
- Conducting a fall risk assessment
- Monitoring residents at all times
- Installing bed rails and other handrails
- Installing bed alarms
Failing to take these steps can lead to serious injuries that could have been avoided with proper care. Nursing homes need to be held accountable when their lapses leave our senior loved ones injured.
AV Preeminent® Rated Representation for Those Suffering From a Fall in a Nursing Home
At Trapp & Geller, our firm offers highly skilled personal injury representation that is able to help people protect their senior loved ones from dangerous situations where they are not receiving the care they need. When a fall has happened and your senior loved one has been injured, we can help you effectively pursue the compensation necessary to send a message to the nursing home owner. We have a deep understanding of the regulations that govern nursing home care. We will work to uncover any deviations from or failures to adhere to the standards nursing home owners are legally bound to follow.
Contact the Chicago Nursing Home Fall Lawyers of Trapp & Geller
If you or a loved one has been wrongfully injured while in elder care, contact a local nursing home fall lawyer right away. Falls should be a rare occurrence at a facility that takes all the necessary measures to prevent accidents, so you may be able to hold the property owner accountable for damages if an elderly loved one has been injured or killed.
At Trapp & Geller, we bill on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get paid if we secure compensation for you. There is no risk and no cost to you to retain our services and all legal consultations come with no risk or obligation, so please do not hesitate to reach out to get the legal counsel you deserve.
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Chicago nursing home fall attorneys, call (312) 900-8684 or contact us online. We are here to help you get the justice that your loved one deserves.
More than 25 Years of Experience
Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.
Customized Legal Strategies
Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.
Responsive & Informative
Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.
Over $400 Million Recovered
The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.