Our Michigan nursing home neglect attorney often handle cases involving fall injuries from a wheelchair. A fall can happen when a patient tries to relocate, such as from their bed to their wheelchair. These falls are completely preventable, but still happen all too often in nursing homes. Falls can be prevented by proper instructions and supervision from the Michigan nursing home staff.
Some residents may be at risk for falling. It is the nursing home responsibility to determine this upon admission. If a patient is restricted to a wheelchair, the facility should take proper precaution in developing a care plan for that patient. Developing a care plan, will prevent falls and properly notify all staff of the procedures necessary for the Michigan resident.
Wheelchair Accidents in Michigan Nursing Home
Some of the most common wheelchair accidents that have taken place in Michigan nursing homes are listed below:
- Patients who fall or are dropped while getting into or out of a wheelchair.
- Patients sliding from a wheelchair while left unattended.
- Staff failing to secure wheelchair patients into a van or bus.
- Pressure sores developing because a patient is left in a wheelchair for extended period.
- Patients legs caught on doorways when attendant staff fail to look where they are pushing the patient.
- A serious injury resulting from a fall or spill from a wheelchair that without properly locked wheels.
Sue Michigan Nursing Home For Fall Injury From Wheelchair
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.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Nursing Home Fall Injury From Wheelchair Accident Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan fall injury from wheelchair accident case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You will have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Fall Injury Wheelchair Accident Attorney
If your loved one suffered from injuries in a serious fall from a wheelchair due to nursing home neglect, you should contact our office immediately. 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. These injuries are often not well-documented and it is necessary to do a full investigation, especially because the person does not always have the ability to remember or describe the incident. An injured person may be entitled to monetary compensation for the injuries in a fall if the fall took place in a nursing home and the nursing home failed to take proper preventative fall measures. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 for your free consultation and to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys about your case.