Perhaps the most harmful of all injuries, brain injuries are a very serious issue and knowing possible causes can help to keep people safe. One of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, is falling.
The vast majority of these injuries are experienced by the elderly, while they are in a nursing home or other senior care facility or program. Seniors can fall victim to falls in a variety of ways, the following are just a few examples:
- Falling down staircases
- Losing balance in living areas
- Slipping in the bath or shower
Many of these risks can be easily avoided given proper assistance and oversight from nursing home and senior care program employees. Neglect is one of the leading causes of injury for seniors in these sorts of programs. Special care must be taken by these programs to mitigate all risks to the seniors’ well-being.
Seniors can often sustain concussions or other TBIs as a result of these slip and falls. These injuries can pose serious threats to their health, well-being and quality of life. It is important to seek medical attention following any fall that results in even moderate injury, especially if the head was injured.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as a result of a fall while in the care of a nursing home or other senior care facility, do not hesitate to reach out to the slip and fall attorneys at Hupy and Abraham to see if you can take attention against those responsible. Please feel free to contact us online or call us directly at 800.800.5678 to schedule your free consultation.