Nursing Home Injuries
In an ideal world, no one would have to move into a nursing home. Our parents, grandparents, and other loved ones would be able to live on their own, or move in with us. But sometimes, there’s no other choice but a Nursing Home.
When picking out a Nursing Home, you’re shown all the bells and whistles that the nursing home has to offer. You see the friendly staff and state of the art facility. You’re told that your loved one will feel at home once you leave. But, injuries do happen in Nursing Homes, and they happen more than you think.
The worst part about Nursing Home Injuries is that the victims are some of the most vulnerable members of society. Our loved ones go into the nursing home because they are unable to live at home. Sometimes they need 24 hour care and supervision. We count on nursing homes and their staff to care for our loved ones when we’re not able to.Types of Nursing Home Injuries
There are many causes of nursing home accidents:
- Nursing Home Falls
- Medication Injuries
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Nursing Home Bed Sores
No matter what the cause of a nursing home injury, the results can be catastrophic. Elderly residents of nursing homes are usually already frail. It takes all their strength and effort to do simple tasks that we take for granted. Therefore, even small injuries can have a real severe impact on an elderly person’s day to day life.
Another aspect of nursing home injuries that makes them worse is that nursing home residents often do not have the physical ability to actively recover from these injuries, especially serious and catastrophic ones such as broken bones and fractured hips.
When a healthy, middle-aged adult breaks a bone or suffers some sort of injury, there are many things that can be done to recover. A surgery could fuse a broken bone back together. Physical Therapy can help you regain mobility.
Unfortunately, many senior citizens in nursing homes are not healthy enough for surgery. Therefore, many injuries are left to heal on their own, causing additional permanent limitations that would not occur had surgery been an option. Then, many nursing home residents either lack the strength to participate in physical therapy or the facility does not have the capacity to provide physical therapy services on schedule.Choose an Experienced Nursing Home Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one was injured in a nursing home, you need a lawyer who understands that even minor injuries can be life altering for someone who is already confined to a nursing home. We understand that for someone who could walk, being permanently relegated to a wheelchair is a serious injury. Similarly, someone who had some mobility but is permanently confined to a bed after an injury is catastrophic.
At Marcotte Law Firm, we have handled many nursing home injury cases. We understand that you or your loved one was injured after the nursing home promised to take good care of its residents. The nursing home violated your trust by failing to carefully watch over you or your loved one.
If you or a loved one was injured in a nursing home, please call the experienced nursing home lawyers at Marcotte Law Firm at (978) 458-1229 or contact us.