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A slip and fall at a grocery store is completely different than a fall at a nursing home. If you contact a Chicago nursing home abuse lawyer and he attempts to handle the case like a typical slip and fall, you need to be careful.
As attorney Barry Doyle explains in this video, nursing home residents are given care plans. These care plans must address any fall risks that may exist. For many residents, the reason they are in the nursing home in the first place has to do with their propensity to falls.
These care plans actually have to be implemented and evaluated for their effectiveness. Too often, there is a breakdown with these care plans and the residents are the ones who suffer.
Nursing homes are run as for-profit entities and there is a limited amount of revenue that they can collect. This means that to increase the bottom-line, they have to lower their expenses. Staffing level is the first area that is generally cut. A staff shortage can result in nursing home neglect and, ultimately, falls.
For information about nursing home lawsuits, contact an experienced Chicago nursing home abuse lawyer at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. by calling 312.263.1080. There is no charge for the initial legal consultation.
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