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When you are in the hospital recovering from an injury or surgery, you often suffer from disorientation, weakness and/or an unstable gait. At times, you could need assistance walking to the bathroom, transferring/transporting, or completing other daily tasks. Hospitals and nurses owe their patients a continuing duty of care to assess and intervene for them when they are at high risk of falling. If healthcare providers do not meet those standards of care and a patient suffers from a fall, they can be held liable for the injuries they sustain.
If you work with Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, you will have an award-winning, dependable injury lawyer ready to fight for your rights and compensation. The severe injuries you suffer from a hospital fall in Newport News, Virginia, can limit your ability to enjoy once-loved activities and daily tasks. You have the right to hold those liable for your injury, and our award-winning attorney will provide you with the best possible outcome for your claim.
Individuals over the age of 65 are most at risk. Hospital patient fall injuries can last a significant amount of time and require physical therapy, surgery, and other extensive treatment. Older individuals can also tend to be slow to recover due to their age and general health decline.
Hospitals are providing care for patients 24/7. However, this does not excuse any negligence. Hospitals and their employees have a duty to provide the necessary care for all patients.
There are numerous ways a healthcare provider’s negligence can cause a hospital fall, including:
A fall is not only dangerous because of hitting the floor, but also the potential for the individual to strike something on his or her way down. For example, if you fall and hit your head on a nearby table, you can suffer a traumatic brain injury that requires extensive medical treatment. Speak with Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr., Esq. as soon as possible to start your claim and hold those liable accountable for your injuries.
Hospitals are extremely savvy about responding to and defending against possible claims against their staff. They have public relations, risk management, and even so-called “patient advocates” who try to steer patients and their families away from getting their own lawyers, trying to settle things quickly and cheaply. If you try to represent yourself without a legal professional, you place your rights and compensation at risk. A Newport News patient fall lawyer like Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr., Esq. has the knowledge and experience to handle legal conflicts and will provide you with the following services:
A hospital fall claim is challenging to navigate on your own. Having a lawyer will lift the overwhelming burden off your shoulders, so you can recover from your injuries without the added stress of a legal conflict. Contact Waterman Law Center and learn about how they will help your claim.
Handling a medical malpractice claim as you recover from your fall is stressful and overwhelming. The dedicated Newport News hospital fall lawyer at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC has over 40 years of award-winning experience handling complex legal claims for clients across Virginia. As an established member of our community, Waterman Law Centers, PLCC is listed in US News and World Reports as one of the best law firms in Hampton Roads for medical malpractice and for personal injury.