When unsupervised elderly or disabled residents fall in a long-term care facility, nursing home or hospital, any injury they suffer can be serious and sometimes fatal. Tragically, many falls lead to shattered bones, brain injuries and sometimes death. Broken or fractured bones — while seemingly minor and treatable — can also result in a diminished quality of life or premature death.
When you entrusted a nursing home to care for your loved one, you believed that they were in a safe environment with staff that is qualified, caring and attentive. Reality sets in when you are notified that your family member has fallen and suffered serious injuries due to the following:
For-profit institutions are driven by their bottom line. The need to save money often trumps the need to maintain high standards of safety. Staff reductions mean fewer eyes on the residents and less attention to dangerous situations. Fewer qualified professionals lead to lower safety standards and greater chances for abuse and neglect.
At Pickett Dummigan, we provide compassionate and aggressive representation for nursing home residents victimized by staff and dangerous situations. We always investigate the facility’s history of federal and state law violations. Showing a pattern of neglect not only brings justice to your family, but also can reduce the possibility of future abuse and neglect.
To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Portland nursing home falls attorneys, contact our office by email or call us at 503-405-8037. Your first consultation is free of charge. Based in Portland, we represent individuals in state and federal courts throughout Oregon or Washington.
All our cases are contingency fee based: If you don’t recover, we don’t charge.