Nursing Home Fall Lawyers in Columbia and Myrtle Beach
When someone is already in a delicate condition due to an illness or advanced age, a fall can have serious consequences, including hip fractures and even death. Unfortunately, some hospitals and nursing homes do not take appropriate responsibility for avoiding falls.
At the law firm of Furr & Henshaw, with offices in Myrtle Beach and Columbia, our South Carolina hospital fall attorneys have decades of experience helping fall victims and their families pursue compensation for medical malpractice and nursing home negligence.
Holding Negligent Facilities Accountable for Patient Falls
Some people require assistance in order to get out of their beds and move about, especially when using the bathroom. When this assistance is not available, or when they are confused or disoriented, they may try to get up and walk on their own, risking serious falls.
Hospitals and nursing homes can significantly reduce the likelihood that their patients will fall and suffer serious injuries by taking steps such as the following:
- Providing and responding to call buttons and bed alarms
- Accurately assessing each patient's risk of falling
- Placing at-risk patients closer to the nurses' station
- Correctly advising family members and other visitors
When these steps are not taken, the facility may be responsible for the consequences. Our firm helps clients pursue personal injury and wrongful death claims against hospitals, nursing homes and other medical facilities where patients are treated negligently.
Contact Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
If you have been seriously injured or someone close to you has died as a result of a fall, contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced trial lawyer. You will not pay any attorneys fees unless our firm helps you recover compensation.