Our nursing home negligence lawyers represent nursing home patients who are dropped by the staff during their admission. Dropped patients in Michigan nursing homes occur much too often and can cause significant injury and harm to the patient or resident. Patient drops often occur during patient transfers from a bed to a wheelchair, from a wheelchair to a bed, or to and from a toilet. The nursing home fall injury lawyers at our law firm frequently pursue lawsuits on behalf of these seriously injured patients.
About 1,800 older adults living in nursing homes die every year from falls according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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.
Patients dropped by the nursing home staff 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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Dropped patients 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.