Should an assisted facility resident pursue a lawsuit for personal injury due to injuries from being dropped by the facility staff?
5 Answers from Attorneys
If it is due to their intentional or negligent behavior then yes. A personal injury attorney should be consulted before answering one way or the other.
There are two aspects of such a case: liability and damages.
The first question of liability asks, "who is at fault". If the staff was negligent in moving the injured person then there is likely liability.
The second question is whether there are damages. Was the person injured as a result of the fall and what was the nature and extent of such injuries?
You should contact an attorney to discuss the options.
Let me know if you would like to discuss the matter.
J. Caleb Donner
DONNER & DONNER
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
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YES. I have handled Nursing Home and relate cases for over 15 years.
Yes. Assisted care givers cannot simply drop a loved one. They have safety procedures and protocol they must adhere to. I have handled nursing home cases for well over a decade. Please call. 951-688-0006
If only your pride was hurt, no.
If you suffered medical / physical injuries requiring treatment or causing disability, then yes certainly. If serious about doing so, feel free to contact me.