Fall Injuries in Nursing Home and Assistive Living Residence
Fall injuries are common in nursing homes, assistive living residences and hospitals throughout Ontario. The nursing home has a duty to assess a resident for fall risk and put in place appropriate procedures and measures to protect residents from falls. For the elderly, a fall can result in serious injuries and sometimes wrongful death. When a resident falls in a nursing home, the injuries often include broken bones or head injuries. Many nursing home falls occur because the nursing home failed to discharge its duties to protect the resident from the fall. This can occur due to insufficient staff, staff that is not properly trained, or quite often failing to follow established resident plans.
What To Do If a Loved One is Injured in a Nursing Home Fall
If you suspect that a loved one has suffered an injury due to a preventable nursing home fall, you can make a complaint with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. To make a complaint to the Ministry, call the toll-free Long-Term Care ACTION Line at 1-866-434-0144.
To learn more about making a complaint, you can visit the Ministry of Health's website here. The Ministry will usually commence an investigation into the incident. While this investigation
It is also advisable to contact a Ontario lawyer that handles nursing home negligence and abuse claims. Iacobelli Law Firm may be able to help if your loved one has been injured as a result of nursing home negligence or abuse. For a free consultation contact us at 416-900-1070 or 1-866-234-6093.
Representation for Ontario Nursing Home Negligence
Iacobelli Law Firm handles serious nursing home negligence claims throughout the province of Ontario.
Call us toll-free at 866-234-6093 to discuss your potential claim in a free initial consultation.
If you believe that an injury or death occurred because of the negligence of a nursing home or care facility, contact Iacobelli Law Firm for a complimentary consultation.