What Are Hospital Slips And Falls?
It goes without saying that hospitals should be safe places for the sick, injured and vulnerable. Hospitals have important legal duties to protect patients from harm. Among those duties, they must implement reasonable measures to prevent falls.
Patient falls can often be traced to a lapse on the part of hospital staff or the hospital itself. Many falls occur during staff-assisted transfers. Perhaps you or a loved one fell while trying to get out of bed or walk across the room after nobody responded to your call. Broken bed rails and inadequate staff training also contribute to serious falls.
Falls can lead to major complications. For the elderly, hip fractures are not uncommon. Serious injuries often initiate a downward spiral for those whose health is already in a fragile state.
We Know What To Look For In Helping Fall Victims Secure Justice
At Breslin & Breslin, P.A., we believe hospitals should be held accountable for lapses that contribute to such inexcusable tragedies. Our firm has fought to bring injustice to light for more than 80 years. We can analyze your situation and determine whether hospital negligence contributed to a devastating fall.
Establishing the appropriate standard of care – and proving that the hospital violated that standard – is a key hurdle in hospital fall cases. At Breslin & Breslin, we work with trusted experts to establish these standards. One of our lawyers is also a registered nurse. This one-of-a-kind background gives us an advantage in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of claims.
Slip-and-fall injuries among hospital patients can permanently derail their recovery and lead to lifelong consequences. Nobody should have to endure such a fate.
While we can’t turn back time, we can help you secure justice and perhaps prevent such tragedies from happening to others.
Find Out If You Have A Strong Claim
Call our office in Hackensack, New Jersey, at 201-546-5881 or 866-986-2056 to arrange a free consultation with our legal team. You won’t pay any fees unless you obtain financial recovery. Our attorneys handle hospital fall cases throughout Bergen County and beyond.