Nurses, orderlies and other hospital staff are on the front lines when it comes to helping patients recover in the hospital. But if they aren’t paying attention or fail to follow proper safety procedures, patients may suffer serious injuries if they fall during their hospital stay. Patients falls are considered a “never event” because, as the name suggests, they should never happen. Unfortunately, hospital negligence and staffing issues are common catalysts for serious or fatal accidents. At Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas, we fight to protect the rights of patients who have fallen because of a hospital or staff member’s negligence.
Put your case in good hands. We have over 200 years of combined experience handling a wide variety of complex medical malpractice cases. We know how to protect your rights and recover maximum damages for you and your family.
Common Causes Of Falls In Hospitals
In these types of cases, it’s important to identify the root cause of negligence that caused the patient to fall while staying in a hospital. Some common forms of negligence include:
- Failures to respond to a patient’s request for assistance
- Failures to provide nonslip footwear to patients who are allowed to be mobile
- Deficiencies in the hospital environment such as uneven floors, tripping hazards, bed or facility height issues
- Understaffing or other staffing issues
- Lack of adequate safety protocols
- Inadequate or antiquated safety protocols
- Communication failures or break downs
- Lack of supervision over patients and staff
Our extensive experience in the area of medical malpractice and detail-oriented approach to gathering evidence allows our attorneys to quickly identify what caused your or your loved one’s fall so you can start the process of holding all negligent parties accountable for their missteps.
We Can Help You Identify Your Injuries
When patients fall in a hospital, they can incur a wide range of serious wounds. This is especially true for elderly or severely ill patients. Some of the most common injuries experienced by patients who fall include:
- Serious cuts and lacerations
- Broken or fractured bones
- Serious muscle bruising
- Bone contusions (bone bruising)
- Traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries
In very serious falls — particularly those that are not discovered right away — patient death is possible.
Efficient And Effective Representation For Our Clients
At Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas, our team of attorneys is committed to helping you not only uncover instances of hospital negligence, but also hold the hospital and its staff accountable for their actions. We always seek full and fair compensation that takes care of current and future medical expenses and lost income.
Our friendly and professional staff includes former nurses and medical administrators with in-depth knowledge of the health care industry, which helps us, get a clear picture of your situation and needs. Our attorneys can then look over medical records to help them make informed decisions on the optimal path to compensation for you and your family.
At Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas, we pride ourselves on being a full-service law firm that makes sure the full extent of your needs are being taken care of from beginning to end.
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Reach Us For Professional Legal Counsel
If you suffered an injury because of a fall at a hospital or lost a loved one because a hospital and its staff were negligent in their duties, we want to hear about it so we can start you down the path toward recovering compensation for medical expenses and lost wages as well as funeral and burial costs. Put our experience and tenacity to work fighting for your best interests.
To reach our experienced team of attorneys today at Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas in Canton, call 330-754-1888, or contact us online to set up an initial consultation where you can discuss your case and legal options.