Filing a Lawsuit for Brain Damage Due to Falls in Nursing Homes
Brain damage is often the consequence of some sort of trauma to the head. Nursing home falls are surprisingly common, and for the most part, they can be attributed to negligence as all residents are required to have some form of assistance, whether physical or mechanical, when performing simple activities such as walking to the bathroom, getting up from a chair and so on. Brain injuries that happen over the age of 55 can lead to permanent health complications that can worsen an already bad condition. It is important to realize that you have rights as someone with a loved one in a nursing home, and that you may be able to file a nursing home negligence lawsuit in order to both seek justice and recover compensation for your loved one, and we can help with both.
Are you looking for a nursing home abuse attorney? If your loved one fell inside a nursing home causing them to develop severe brain injury or traumatic brain injury after a fall, we can help. The best nursing home negligence lawsuit attorneys at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS or legal experience, and it would be an honor for us to use this experience to champion the fight for your loved one’s justice and compensation. We work on a contingency fee basis, and this simply means that we don’t charge you anything as we work on your case, and we only do so when we recover compensation on your behalf. To know the true value of your nursing home abuse lawsuit, please give us a call NOW at (773) 309-6249 to learn more. The call is 100% FREE, and we serve ALL injured nursing home victims across the country.
Here are some of the scenarios that may cause brain injury at a nursing home:
- Attempting to get up to go to the bathroom unaided
- Getting out of a shower or bath without assistance
- While being transferred to a wheelchair from a bed
- Reaching for items high up on a shelf without assistance
- Using the common areas unaided
- Strolling across the lawn or on sidewalks unaided
Some of the symptoms that may signal brain damage include:
- Poor coordination
- Memory problems
- Loss of spatial or distance awareness
- Anger and rage
- Difficulty speaking in a coherent manner
- Fatigue, dizziness and headaches
- Seizures and epileptic fits
- Changes in one’s personality
Diagnosing and Treating Brain Damage in Nursing Home Residents
Brain damage, commonly known as traumatic brain injury is diagnosed via imaging studies such as the use of an MRI, X-Ray and a CT scan. Surgery may be needed to alleviate swelling of the brain or stem bleeding, and long-term care may be needed for individuals who may have suffered massive brain damage to the point of paralysis or constant seizures.
Countrywide Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers – Call Us Today!
Brain damage in nursing homes is almost always due to falls, and these are due to negligence by staff or management. If your loved one suffered brain damage at a nursing home, we empathize with you and urge you to give us a call NOW at (773) 309-6249 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. Thank you for choosing McCready Law, and we look forward to helping you.