Slip and fall accident

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that falling is the most common cause of traumatic brain injury. Slip and fall accidents, no matter where, how, when and why they occur, can result in strains, fractures, paralysis or painful misalignment of any area of the body. However, traumatic brain injuries are life-altering events that can change the way you live your life for the rest of your life. Any area of the brain can be affected.

Bedsore case settlement

A bedsore is a painful lesion that forms on parts of the body when it remains pressed against a surface, such as a bed or a wheel chair, for a period of time. When a patient enters a nursing home or a healthcare facility without any evidence of skin breakdown, but later develops a bedsore, their loved ones can seek compensation for the injury and harm caused by the bedsore.

Proving negligence in a bedsore case

Holding a painful hand

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is known as a repetitive stress injury and has become increasingly more common in people whose work is driven by computers. While there may be many underlying causes for these repetitive stress injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for this injury under the laws of workers’ compensation.

Car accident type

Thousands of car accidents happen on a daily basis in the United States. They can occur for many different reasons, to anyone and at any time. While car accident statistics can be alarming, understanding the common types of car accidents can lead to awareness and prevention. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today.

Drowsy driving accident

Thousands of drivers get behind the wheel every day feeling tired, but not anticipating that anything serious will happen due to their fatigue. However, drowsy driving has become one of the leading causes of serious car accident injuries in the United States. While these accidents have become very common, determining liability in drowsy driving accidents is still difficult.

Elderly Fall Injuries in Nursing Homes

Elderly falls and resulting injuries are common in many nursing homes. Results of these falls may cause disability, functional decline, reduced independence and reduced quality of life among those injured. Physical injuries aside, feelings of helplessness and anxiety may result from the fear of falling again. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 35 percent of elderly fall injuries happen to nursing home patients who cannot walk.

Nursing home wrongful death

Generally, a wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of the negligent conduct of another. Wrongful death in nursing homes usually occurs due to abuse or neglect, as well as other elderly care misconduct situations. A majority of wrongful death claims which are filed involve nursing home abuse and neglect.

Causes of wrongful death in nursing homes

Wrongful death in nursing homes may occur due to the following: