Dropped patients in Michigan nursing homes occur with unfortunate frequency and often cause significant injury and harm to the patient or resident. These drops often occur when patients are being transferred from a bed to a wheelchair, from a wheelchair to a bed, or to and from a toilet. The nursing home negligence lawyers at our law firm frequently pursue lawsuits on behalf of these seriously injured patients.
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/nursing.html), about 1,800 older adults living in nursing homes die every year from falls. About 10% to 20% of nursing home falls cause serious injury to the patient. When a patient is dropped during a transfer, the injuries suffered can be magnified even more because the patient is completely unprepared for the fall and lands in a totally unprotected position.
When a nursing home patient is dropped by the staff during a transfer or at any other time, the patient and his family can pursue a lawsuit against the facility for the injuries suffered by the resident. These lawsuits often result in substantial settlements because the injuries are often serious and require surgery. In cases involving the death of a resident, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed.
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The statute of limitations for nursing home neglect varies from state to state. There are strict limitations for filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Our lawyers will start working on your case immediately, reviewing your entire medical chart to gather evidence necessary to prove and win your case.
Patients dropped in Michigan nursing homes due to neglect do have legal rights, and should contact a nursing home negligence lawyer immediately. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers about your case.
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