A bone fracture or break in a nursing home is not always a sign of abuse or neglect, but it should raise suspicion, especially if your loved one’s caregiver or the facility manager does not have a sensible explanation for how the injury happened. If you suspect your loved one suffered an injury in a nursing home because they were not being treated or cared for properly, an Oklahoma City bone fractures and breaks lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will take action against the responsible parties, fight to hold them accountable, and can help you and your loved one recover compensation.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm is an Oklahoma City personal injury firm committed to fighting for the rights of nursing home residents and their loved ones. We always go the extra mile for our clients, taking care of everything on the legal side so you can focus on healing and spending time with your family. Because we are so committed to a positive outcome for your case, we never collect a fee until we recover money for you. The evaluation is completely free, with no obligation.
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Causes of Bone Fractures and Breaks in Nursing Homes
If your loved one broke or fractured a bone at their nursing home, the injury could have a rational explanation in which no party was negligent or culpable. But more likely, a nursing home staff member charged with looking after your loved one failed to uphold their duty of care to them. In such situations, the caregiver, the facility manager, and the facility itself can be held liable for your loved one’s injury, and you and your loved one can recover economic and noneconomic damages.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we will conduct a thorough investigation no matter how your loved one broke or fractured a bone. We will get to the bottom of what happened, who was liable, and how they were liable. Then we will gather the evidence we need to put together a compelling case and pursue compensation.
We have helped family members of nursing home residents recover compensation for broken and fractured bones suffered by:
Falls are a part of life, particularly as one gets older and loses a degree of strength, balance, and coordination. But the fact that your loved one cannot walk or stand on their own as easily as they once could is all the more reason their caregivers have a duty to make sure they get around safely.
If your loved one was injured in a preventable fall, we will hold liable the party or parties who should have prevented it.
Sadly, many cases of broken bones in nursing homes are the result of physical abuse by a caregiver. This abuse is not always obvious. It may not involve explicit violence like punching or kicking. More often, it is a case where the caregiver handles the resident too roughly, whether out of frustration or anger. But these situations are nonetheless physical abuse.
Poor Diet or Nutrition
If your loved one is not getting enough calories or nutrients, their bones may weaken to the point of breaking easily. It is their caregivers’ responsibility to make sure seniors get their nutritional needs. They should be held liable if lack of nutrition or a healthy diet contributes to a broken or fractured bone.
An elderly person who receives too much or too little of a certain medication may experience side effects that lead to broken or fractured bones. An overdose of medicines may reduce coordination and balance, making a fall more likely. Alternatively, if your loved one is on medication to strengthen their bones, muscles, or joints, and they are not receiving this medication as they should, they may be more susceptible to injury.
An Oklahoma City bone fractures and breaks lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will investigate your loved one’s injury and can help you take action. Call us today for a free case evaluation.
What to Do If You Suspect Abuse or Neglect
If you suspect your loved one’s broken or fractured bone is the result of nursing home abuse or neglect, do the following:
- Report your suspicions to someone in charge at the facility.
- If you believe a crime has been committed, file a report with the local police.
- Contact Adult Protective Services at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
- Speak with an Oklahoma City personal injury lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm about your suspicions if you want to seek representation on your fight for compensation.
For a free legal consultation with an bone fractures and breaks lawyer serving Oklahoma City, call (800) 794-0444
We Can Help You and Your Loved One Recover Compensation
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you and your loved one recover the following forms of compensation:
- Money for your loved one’s medical bills
- Compensation to transfer your loved one to a different facility
- Additional money for both you and your loved one’s pain and suffering
You may be entitled to more compensation for situations not listed here, so you can discuss your case with a member of our team for more information.
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The Oklahoma Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations on nursing home abuse lawsuits in Oklahoma is two years under Oklahoma Statutes §12-95 but can vary depending on the unique circumstances of your case. Reach out to our attorneys today to learn your rights and obligations.
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