Tulsa Elderly Broken Bones Lawyer
Experienced Legal Help for Tulsa Nursing Home Residents With Preventable Fractures
As inconceivable as it may be, abuse in nursing homes is all-too-common. Some nursing home staff members are simply malicious and sadistic, while others may lose their tempers and take it out on an elderly resident. Nursing home staff may also fail in their basic duty to monitor patients, allowing them to come to physical harm via a preventable accident or an assault by another resident.
If your loved one resides in a nursing home and has unexplained broken bones, it may be a sign of nursing home abuse or neglect. The Tulsa nursing home broken bones lawyers at Levinson Law, P.C., have years of experience helping nursing home residents and their families recover damages after abuse or neglect leads to broken bones or other harm. We are here to help you ensure that your loved ones are safe and secure and to seek the compensation your family is owed if negligent or abusive conduct by a nursing home leads to injury.
How do Broken Bones Happen in a Nursing Home?
Residents who rely on home health aides or reside in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation facilities, or other long-term care facilities are often more susceptible to injury than the average person. Residents are often elderly or disabled. They require additional care and attention in order to avoid injury. If they have an accident, such as a fall, a serious bone fracture is likely to occur. Moreover, if they are subjected to any form of physical abuse, the damage is likely to be severe.
Fractures in nursing homes can result from a variety of causes, including the following:
- Physical abuse by nursing home staff, other residents, or strangers off the street
- Improper lifting or moving a resident from a couch, bed, or wheelchair
- Failure to properly secure a resident in their wheelchair
- Slips, trips and falls due to unsafe flooring, wet surfaces, or staircase accidents
- Falling objects such as heavy clutter left unsecured in a resident’s room or on a shelf
- Giving residents inappropriate or slippery footwear
Do Not Let Nursing Homes Sweep an Injury Under the Rug
If you notice that your family member residing in a nursing home has unexplained fractures, it is important to ask the right questions. Do not let a facility brush aside your concerns by claiming that the resident has “brittle bones” or “osteoporosis,” or that they are so weak that the bones broke themselves. These are simply unacceptable answers and serve only to protect nursing homes from liability.
Rehabilitation facility staff, caregivers, nursing home staff, and other employees at long-term care facilities are well aware that their charges require additional care in order to avoid injury. They have a contractual, legal, and moral duty to keep residents safe. If they fail to do so, and your loved one suffers a broken bone as a result, the Tulsa nursing home fracture lawyers at Levinson Law, P.C., are ready to help you and your family seek compensation.
Get Help from a Seasoned Tulsa Nursing Home Broken Bones Lawyer Today
We understand how confronting nursing home abuse or neglect can be quite difficult for families. The Tulsa nursing home broken bones attorneys at Levinson Law, P.C., will do everything we can to support you through this difficult time. If your elderly loved one experiences unexplained broken or fractured bones while residing in a nursing home or other assisted care facility, our nursing home neglect and abuse attorneys will help you investigate the facility and determine if abuse or negligence played a role. Please call Levinson Law, P.C., today to set up a free initial meeting, or use our website’s convenient contact form for a prompt, private response to your questions. Let us help you protect your family from nursing home negligence and abuse.