There are many reasons nursing home patients may bring a slip and fall claim. However, there are some things they need to be sure of first. Patients of a nursing home are supposed to be on a daily routine that determines when they move from room-to-room and when they are out of bed. If they are supposed to be asleep in the middle of the night but try to get out of bed, without calling for help, then establishing the nursing home’s negligence and responsibility for the patient’s injury can be much more challenging.
If the patient is being transported from one bed to another and nurses move them or accidentally dropped them, then the nursing home can be held responsible for this type of mistake. Nursing homes can also be held responsible if their staff was not there when they were supposed to take someone to the bathroom and the patient ends up falling down and getting hurt while trying to go alone. Speaking with a qualified lawyer who has experience in nursing home abuse cases can greatly help a slip and fall victim figure out if they have a case worth pursuing or not.