What Are The Rights Of A Nursing Home Visitor Who Sustains An Injury During A Visit?

“What are the rights of nursing home visitor who sustains an injury during a visit?”

-Asks, Marie a 58-year-old Cicero, Illinois resident who fell on broken stairs when entered a Chicago nursing home during visit to see her mother-in-law and broke her leg

Visitors to a nursing home may pursue a ‘premises liability’ claim against the nursing home for injuries sustained due to improperly or negligently maintained premises.  Claim for negligence may be pursued against the nursing home and other parties who maintain or control the area where the injury occurred.  In Marie’s case she may pursue a claim directly against the nursing home for damages relating to her: medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and disability.

Other common injuries to nursing home visitors include:What are the rights of nursing home visitor who sustains an injury during a visit?

  • Food poisoning
  • Infection
  • Sex abuse
  • Assault by nursing home residents and staff

If you sustained an injury during a nursing home visit, contact the lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center LLC, for a free consultation.  Call anytime.  (800) 926-7565



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