Our nursing home neglect attorneys often handle cases involving residents who are injured from falling out of a wheelchair. A fall can happen when a patient tries to self-transfer, slides down the chair, or leans forward and fall out of the chair. Falling out of wheelchair injuries in Michigan nursing homes can be prevented with appropriate and proven methods along with proper supervision from the nursing home staff.
Some of the most common wheelchair accidents that have taken place in Michigan nursing homes are listed below:
Many residents are at a high risk for falling based upon a number of different medical conditions. The nursing home staff must assess the resident for the risk of falling both upon admission and throughout the entire stay at the facility. Residents who have already fallen either at home or at the facility are even at a higher risk for additional falls.
In addition to falls while walking or falling out of bed, many serious injuries and deaths occur from residents falling out of a wheelchair. Due to poor balance, the tendency to lean forward, and other factors, these types of incidents are unfortunately all too common. There are proven ways to prevent wheelchair falls and injuries from occurring that can be implemented by the Michigan nursing home staff, including:
The injuries caused by falling from a wheelchair are serious and often deadly. Many of these fall result in fractured and broken bones, often requiring surgery and significant medical treatment. Other times, the patient may suffer an injury to the head resulting in a brain bleed or traumatic brain injury and can cause immediate or resulting death. In those cases, we file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the surviving family members.
Individuals who suffer injuries due to a fall in a nursing home in a wheelchair accident do have legal rights. Many of times, the fall is caused due to the negligent care of the nurse or caregiver, not enough supervision, or environmental hazards. If the resident falls due to those circumstances or any other negligent act from a nurse or caregiver in a Michigan nursing home, it can give rise to a Michigan nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuit.
Individuals suffer due to falling out of wheelchair injuries in Michigan nursing homes do have legal rights. Many of times, the fall is caused due to the negligent care of the nurse or caregiver, not enough supervision, or environmental hazards. If the resident falls due to those circumstances or any other negligent act from a nurse or caregiver, it can give rise to a lawsuit.
Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. law firm will investigate the cause of the accident and start working on your case immediately to get you answers. Call us now at for your Free, No Obligation Case Review and to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.