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Nursing Home Accident Lawsuits in North Carolina

Asheville Nursing Home Accident Attorneys

Nursing home neglect is a form of abuse. Nursing home accidents are often the result of some form of nursing home negligence. If someone you love has been injured in a nursing home accident, or died as a result of nursing home neglect, the nursing home can be held financially responsible. The Asheville accident attorneys at the Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm are experienced nursing home negligence attorneys with a track record of securing substantial compensation on behalf of his clients. Please, call us today to learn more about your legal rights.

Nursing Home Falls

Falls are very common in nursing homes where the residents are not properly supervised. The elderly have a high risk for falling, but nursing home residents have a disproportionately high fall rate for their age group. Fall prevention is one of the many reasons for placing a loved one in a nursing home. Examples of nursing home negligence which can lead to a fall include:

  • Failure to properly assess residents for fall risk, and respond accordingly
  • Chemical restraints
  • Medication errors
  • Inadequate supervision
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Poor foot care
  • Failure to assist a resident who can still walk, but cannot walk safely on their own
  • Failure to help resident with transferring, such as from a bed to a chair
  • Failure to respond to a resident in a timely fashion when they call for help or assistance, prompting them to take action on their own
  • Lack of handrails and grab bars
  • Poor lighting
  • Clutter and obstacles
  • Wet or slippery floors
  • Poorly fitted wheelchairs
  • Improper bed height
  • Improper toilet seat height
  • Shoes which do not fit properly

Other Nursing Home Accidents and Injuries

Nursing home residents require an intense level of care and supervision, and failure to live up to that duty can quickly result in life-threatening situations, injuries, and illnesses. In addition to falls, nursing home neglect can result in:

  • Cuts and burns
  • Choking
  • Physical assaults by other residents, staff, or visitors
  • Elopement and wandering
  • Severe sunburn
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Infections and bedsores
  • Medication errors

Nursing home negligence is often fatal and those who survive may suffer an irreversible decline in health and diminished quality of life. If someone you love has suffered a nursing home accident or has been harmed by nursing home neglect our Asheville accident attorney can help. Please call the Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm at (864) 280-7660 or contact us online today, to schedule your free initial consultation.