Dallas Broken Bones & Paralysis Attorney
Nursing Home Fracture Cases
Broken bones, or fractures, are fairly common nursing home injuries. Often, fractures occur when a resident falls, but they can also occur as a result of other accidents and incidents. In far too many cases, broken bones are the result of nursing home neglect or even physical abuse.
If you or a loved one suffered a broken bone while residing in a nursing home or senior care facility, seek legal representation now. The Dallas nursing home negligence lawyers at the Smith Clinesmith Firm are dedicated to seeking justice for the elderly who have been injured while in the care of a nursing home or similar care facility. With offices in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Chicago, we serve clients nationwide.
Types of Bone Fractures
There are many different types of broken bones that can occur while an individual is in the care of a nursing home, including but not limited to:
- Trauma fractures
- Compression fractures
- Stress fractures
Some of the most common types of broken bones suffered by the elderly include:
- Ankle fractures
- Arm fractures
- Fractured vertebrae
- Hip fractures
- Pelvic fractures
- Thigh fractures
Elderly patients are disposed to fall more, which means they are more likely to suffer broken bones. No matter the type of broken bone you or your loved one sustained, however, these injuries should have been prevented. Broken bones in nursing homes often occur because of an untrained or inexperienced staff member, improper supervision of residents, and other forms of negligence and abuse.
How Do Broken Bones Affect the Elderly?
When an elderly individual breaks a bone, it can impair their mobility sometimes to the point of becoming completely immobile. When this happens, bedsores and ulcers can form and if a cast is required on the injured bone, the affected individual may experience a number of hygiene problems if they do not receive proper treatment and care.
When nursing home residents suffer broken bones as a result of nursing home negligence or abuse, the resident and/or his or her family members may pursue legal recourse against the home. This can allow the resident and the family to recover financial compensation for medical costs associated with treatment for the fracture, as well as other economic and non-economic losses. It can also provide a much-needed sense of justice in the face of improper nursing home care. Additionally, by speaking out, you may be able to prevent other elderly patients from being injured or abused.
If you are unsure if the nursing home your loved one resides in is giving proper care, consider moving your loved one to a safer facility. We also encourage you to contact the Smith Clinesmith Firm right away for a free and confidential case evaluation.
How Smith Clinesmith Law Firm Can Help
There are no excuses when an elderly patient suffers a broken bone while in the care of a nursing home. Nursing homes should take every precaution possible to prevent such serious injuries; failure to do so nearly always constitutes negligence.
Our nursing home broken bone lawyers take these cases very seriously and work with a team of medical experts, investigators, paralegals, and nurses to prove that nursing home neglect/abuse has occurred.
Legal Help You Can Count On
Get legal representation you can count on by hiring the lawyers at the Smith Clinesmith Firm. Our Dallas nursing home broken bone attorneys focus on all areas of abuse and neglect in nursing facilities, including broken bone claims. We have a history of helping clients win cases and receive justice for their injuries, resulting in monetary compensation and better care.
The statute of limitations on medical malpractice in Texas is two years, which is why we work quickly to build your case and help you fight to secure a positive verdict and just monetary settlement when possible during this relatively short timeframe.
Call (877) 976-8411 to speak with an elderly broken bone lawyer about nursing home abuse in Dallas, Chicago, or Los Angeles.