Fall / Fractures

Falls are a serious problem in the nursing home setting in San Diego County. On average, a nursing home with 100 beds will have approximately 200 falls a year, many of which will go unreported. One study estimates that 75% of all nursing home residents will suffer from a fall, which is twice the rate of falls for the same population living at home, and that approximately 1,800 of those who fall in a nursing home will die from their injuries. Our San Diego nursing home negligence lawyers can help you take action if your loved one has suffered a fall.

To prevent falls, nursing home residents must be adequately assessed upon admission, and that assessment must be updated if the resident's condition changes in a manner that might increase the risk of falling. Addressing a resident who is considered a fall risk requires an interdisciplinary approach, including addressing risk factors or medical conditions that might contribute to falls, making sure residents can move around without obstacles, or including fall prevention devises such as bed alarms, tab alarms, or even lowering the bed.

The injury lawyers at Walton Law Firm have successfully prosecuted nursing homes and other San Diego care facilities in civil courts for injuries caused by falls in the custodial care setting. If you have questions about falls, please submit your confidential question online, or call Walton Law Firm for a free and private consultation with an attorney. We can be reached toll free at (866) 607-1325 or locally at (760) 607-1325.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Randy is a great lawyer and a better person. He went above and beyond the call of duty to reach a settlement in my case. He believed in my case when no one else did. David C., San Diego
★★★★★
Truly as good as it gets, if not beyond great, for Randy Walton and his paralegal Sarah Earnest. He and she are both incredibly dedicated to what they do and I never felt I couldn't trust him. Natalie T., Lake Elsinore
★★★★★
Calling Randy was the best decision I could have made. He got me an excellent settlement that covered all my medical bills and put a sizable chunk of money in my pocket. Erik S., San Marcos
★★★★★
After my husband was killed in a motorcycle accident, Randy was there from the moment I first called. Suzanne S., Escondido
★★★★★
Walton Law Firm was amazing. Very professional, but personal. Having a lawyer to make sure that everything is taken care of removed so much stress. Wayne G., Encinitas