Our nursing home fall attorney in Greenville, William Ashley Jordan III, helps fall victims claim financial compensation. If you or a loved one has suffered a fall while living in a care facility, call Jordan Law Center at 864-808-1810 to talk about your situation and start your case.
Lawyer for Nursing Home Falls in Greenville, SC
A nursing home fall can be devastating. If you’ve been hurt in a fall in a care facility, we invite you to contact us. When a fall is preventable, and it is the result of negligence, the victim may have the right to financial compensation. At Jordan Law Center, we help fall victims claim their financial payment.
Our skilled legal team is passionate about the rights of nursing home residents. Let us seek answers, justice, and compensation for you.
We represent clients in the Greenville area and throughout South Carolina.
Nursing Home Falls – You Have Rights!
If you live in a nursing home:
- You have the right to live in a safe facility.
- You have the right to proper medical care and to have your daily needs met.
- You have the right to file a claim for compensation if you’re hurt as a result of negligence.
Too often, nursing home residents are injured in preventable falls. As a victim, you may have the right to compensation.
At Jordan Law Center, our experienced and compassionate nursing home abuse legal team can assist you in bringing your claim and taking care of everything needed for your case.
Understanding Nursing Home Falls
About half of nursing home residents suffer a fall each year. One in three will fall multiple times.
What are the most common causes of falls in nursing homes?
Common causes of falls in nursing homes include:
- Spills, substances on the floor, slippery floors
- Bunched-up carpeting or broken flooring
- Bad lighting
- Lack of hand railings, broken railings
- Objects too close together, crowding of people
- Not having mobility supports
- Transferring a patient incorrectly during medical care
- Elevator doors that close too quickly
- Poor footwear, clothing that may cause a trip
- Incorrect medication or the wrong dose
- Lack of opportunity to exercise or receive physical therapy
- Reaching for inaccessible items
- Assault and battery
There can be underlying causes of a fall. Staff may not be encouraged to report or correct safety problems. Supervisors may not enforce safety policies. There may not be sufficient staff to make repairs. As your nursing home attorney, we can investigate the causes of the fall and whether negligence occurred.
When is a nursing home fall the result of negligence?
A nursing home fall is the result of negligence when a care provider doesn’t act reasonably to prevent a fall. It’s when a care provider does something that a reasonably prudent person wouldn’t do. For example, a reasonably prudent person wouldn’t leave flooring broken and uneven, especially in a home with seniors and vulnerable people.
Negligence may be affirmative – doing what a reasonable person wouldn’t do, or negative – failing to do what a reasonable person would do. If a fall is the result of negligence, the victim may have the right to claim monetary compensation.
Consequences of Falls in Nursing Homes
Nursing home fall victims may suffer:
- Broken bones
- Bruises and discomfort
- Reduced independence
- Less exercise
- Anxiety, depression, embarrassment
- Increased risk of another fall
- Increased morbidity
Have you suffered a fall in a nursing home? Contact Jordan Law Center for your free consultation with an attorney. We can meet you in our offices, at a care facility, at the hospital, at home, or another place that is convenient for you. We are currently taking new cases.
Compensation for a Nursing Home Fall
If you’re the victim of a nursing home fall, you may receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Nursing care
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Diminished lifestyle
Our law firm wants you to be fairly compensated. To see what your claim may be worth, contact us for a personalized evaluation.
Compassionate and Accomplished Legal Representation
At Jordan Law Center, we’ve recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, including single verdicts exceeding $1 million. We can’t promise results, but we can promise to use our skills, experience, and passion to advocate for you.
William Ashley Jordan III is an accomplished attorney with significant trial experience. He has taken multiple cases to trial and succeeded. He has pursued complex, multi-district litigation.
You can rely on Jordan Law Center to capably represent your interests with skill and compassion.
Talk to an Attorney for Falls in Nursing Homes
If you or a loved one has suffered a nursing home fall, talk to a Greenville nursing home falls attorney at Jordan Law Center. Learn about your case, our law firm, and what’s involved in bringing a case.