A Maryland Attorney Helping Fall Victims
The Columbia, Maryland, law firm of Robert D. Ahlstrom, P.A., has successfully represented many victims suffering injury as a result of falls caused by negligent care in health care facilities throughout Maryland. Injuries suffered in falls, including hip fractures and head injuries, can result in permanent disability and even death. They are a leading cause of negligence claims, particularly against nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Obligations of Care Facilities to Prevent Falls
Falls are often preventable. Care facilities are obligated to develop and follow plans of care for residents and patients who are at risk of falling. When they do not develop a reasonable plan, or fail to follow it, the facility may be liable for injuries that result from falls.
Conditions that Increase Fall Risk
There are a number of conditions that will cause a person to be at higher risk for falls. These include such conditions as dementia, unsteady gait, poor eyesight and the effects of certain medications. Care facilities are obligated to timely determine if a person is at risk for falling because of one of these conditions, or any other circumstance that increases the risk of falling. They are obligated to develop and follow a reasonable plan of care to address the risks identified.
How the Firm Can Help
If you or someone you love was injured in a fall in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or hospital, it's important to find out whether a legal remedy is available. Mr. Ahlstrom's firm has obtained very favorable compensation for victims injured in falls in a wide variety of claims, including:
- Failures to identify a person's risk for falling
- Failures to develop a reasonable fall prevention care plan
- Failures to comply with a fall prevention care plan
- Failures to provide appropriate care and treatment following a fall
Experience Counts. From our office in Columbia, we represent people in the Baltimore area and throughout Maryland. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury, put lawyer Ahlstrom's experience and track record to work for you. Contact us for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help. Call 410-730-1875.