Minnesota Nursing Home Fall Injury Lawyer
A personal injury attorney who is the area of practice as a nursing home fall injury lawyer is handling a case that is a combination of many types of cases in Minnesota. There is a breach of a duty, which is a negligence claim, but since most cases involve a care or service obligation of a professional nature an expert affidavit is needed to support the elements of the case unless admitted by the defendant facility, such as duty, breach, causation (breach of duty caused alleged injury) and damages as prescribed by Minnesota Jury Instructions.
Many of the cases I see are falls or falls in combination of some other form of related neglect such as medication error, dehydration etc. I assembled a summary of information for nursing home fall injuries.
Legal Obstacles for Nursing Home Fall Injury Lawyer
The minimum standards of care for nursing homes is set for in state and federal regulations and there are several which apply to the issue of falls and fall prevention in nursing homes. In general a resident entering a nursing home or skilled nursing facility needs to have a comprehensive assessment performed by qualitied professionals such as a doctor or nurse practitioner, physical therapist, occupational or speech therapist, dietary, and others depending on the care needs of the resident at that time. The facility is obligated to perform subsequent assessments when there is a change in the condition of the nursing home resident with the intent to get intervention to assist or get out side care if needed.
Here is More Information about Nursing Home Fall Injury
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons publishes a fall prevention brochure for seniors.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control offer various sheets and education materials on fall prevention strategies and statistics.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control produces: Falls – Older Adults.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control also produces: What Outcomes are Linked to Falls? and Hip Fractures Among Older Adults.
The Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS has a power point on Who is at Risk? and How Can Older Adults Prevent Falls?
Nursing Home Fall Injury Lawyer Kenneth LaBore
Kenneth LaBore is an attorney who has handled thousands of injury cases and hundreds of elder abuse neglect and wrongful death claims for clients throughout the state of Minnesota. Many of the cases include falls, medication errors, failure to respond to a change in condition, assaults and other forms of abuse and neglect. There is a common theme of short staffing leading to a environment where vulnerable adults usually senior citizens some with dementia or Alzheimer’s are put at risk.
For a free consultation with Nursing Home Injury Lawyer Kenneth LaBore call him directly at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589. Mr. LaBore can also be reached by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com. There is no fee unless there is a verdict or settlement with wrongdoer.