Lawyers for Injured Seniors and the Elderly /

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THERE ARE 100 MILLION PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 50 IN THE U.S. – WE ARE THE ADVOCATES FOR THE INJURED SENIOR AND ELDERLY POPULATION IN THE U.S.!

According to the National Institute of Health, it is well documented that, in general, older people are more susceptible to injury than younger. In many cases, these injuries occur because of someone else’s negligence. When an individual, medical professional, nursing home, drug or medical device company, or medical facility causes an injury, the harmed individual and/or the harmed individual’s family may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party.  We are the advocates for the injured Senor and Elderly population in the United States.

Did You Know?

According to NursingHomeAbuseGuide.org, more than 40% of nursing home residents have reported abuse and more than 90% report that they or another resident have been neglected.

One in four Americans aged 65 plus falls every year.

According to Wikipedia, approximately 1.14 million patient safety incidents occurred among the 37 million hospitalizations in the Medicare population over the years 2000-2002.

WE ARE THE ADVOCATES FOR THE INJURED SENIOR AND ELDERLY POPULATION IN THE U.S.!

Senior Practice Areas & Injuries/

According to the NIH, seniors are more prone to injuries than younger individuals. In many cases, these injuries occur because of someone else’s negligence. When an individual, medical professional, nursing home, drug or medical device company or medical facility causes an injury, the victim and/or the victim’s family may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party.

Common Practice Areas Pertaining to Seniors/

Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse

Adult Day Care Negligence
Health Aide Negligence
Assisted Living Facility Negligence
Nursing Home Falls
Nursing home Bedsores
Assisted Living Abuse
Nursing Home Injuries
Hospice Negligence
Nursing Home Choking Deaths
Nursing Home Aspiration Pneumonia
All Nursing Home Injuries

Medical/Doctor Malpractice

Medical Misdiagnosis
Surgery Errors
Cancer Misdiagnosis
Failure To Treat
Heart Attack/Disease Misdiagnosis
Anesthesia Errors
Prescription Drug Errors
Negligent Medical Advice
All Medical/Doctor Malpractice Injuries

Defective Medical Devices

Defective Hernia Mesh
IVC Blood Clot Filter
3M Bair Hugger Warming Blanket
Stryker Hip Implant
Biomet Magnum Hip Implant
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
DePuy Hip Replacement
Smith And Nephew Hip Liner
Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch
Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft
St. Jude Eon Mini
Stryker Knee Implant
Essure Birth Control
Mirena IUD
Pain Pump Catheters
Shoulder Pain Pump
Guidant Defibrillator
Cobalt Toxicity
Lasik Eye Surgery
Olympus Scopes
Metal Hip Replacement
Drug Coated Stents
Transvaginal Mesh Surgery
Power Morcellation
All Defective Medical Device Injuries

Defective Drugs

Pradaxa
Lipitor
Prilosec
Viagra
Digitek
Testosterone
Gadolinium
Taxotere
Valsartan
Xarelto
Invokana
Baycol
Depakote
Granuflo
Avandia
All Defective Drug Injuries

Personal Injury

Automobile Accidents
Bicycle Accidents
Train Accidents
Bus Accidents
RV Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Elevator Accidents
Burn Injuries
Hip Fractures
Tour Bus Accidents
Plane Accidents
Slip And Fall Accidents
Legionnaires Disease
Pedestrian Accident
All Serious Personal Injuries

Common Injuries To Seniors/

The consequences of a serious injury can be dire for seniors. They may heal more slowly than younger people, causing them to lose mobility for longer periods of time and/or require more extensive medical care. In addition, seniors often have chronic medical conditions that may put them at a higher risk for complications from injuries.

Like people of all ages, seniors may suffer a wide range of injuries. However, some of the most common injuries among seniors include:

Spinal Injuries

Spinal Injuries

Spinal injuries can dramatically affect a senior’s ability to move body parts normally and feel normal sensation. In the worst cases, spinal injuries can lead to permanent paralysis.

Brain Injuries

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries usually occur after head trauma and can lead to a variety symptoms and disabilities, from speech deficits to movement disorders.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death means that someone’s passing was due to the negligence of another individual, a medical professional, a nursing home’s staff, a defective drug or medical device, or a healthcare provider. It may occur due to negligent healthcare, unsafe property conditions, reckless behavior or in any other setting in which carelessness leads to loss of life.

Fractures

Fractures

Fractures are common among seniors, as their bones tend to be weaker and more prone to breaks. The most common fracture sites include the hips, leg bones, arm bones, pelvis and spine.

Bedsores

Bedsores

Bedsores, or pressure ulcers, typically develop when seniors spend too much time in the same position, such as in a bed or chair. Bedsores are painful and unsightly. They also put seniors at risk of developing an infection.

Burns & Lacerations

Burns & Lacerations

Accidents involving seniors may cause burns and lacerations. Although these injuries will usually heal, they may be prone to infection, especially among seniors with chronic conditions like diabetes.

How Do These Injuries Occur?/

Some of the common causes of senior injuries are the same as those for injuries among people of any age group. For example, seniors may be injured in car accidents or falls. However, because of their age, seniors are more likely to sustain serious injuries in these situations. Many seniors are also more prone to falls than younger people because of muscle weakness and/or balance issues.

 

Another common cause of injuries among seniors is nursing home or assisted living facility abuse or neglect. When seniors reside in nursing homes, they rely on staff members to meet all of their needs with regard to hygiene, proper nutrition, safety and other important aspects of their well being. Unfortunately, in some cases, staff members at nursing homes don’t fulfill their responsibilities, leaving residents of the home neglected. In other cases, staff members may even abuse residents emotionally and/or physically. In either of these situations, nursing home residents can sustain serious and even life-threatening injuries.

Filing a Claim After an Injury/

When a senior sustains an injury because of the neglect, abuse or wrongful action of another person or an organization, he or she can file a claim against the responsible party. In cases where the victim isn’t able to file the claim, his or her family may be able to take legal action instead. If the claim is successful, the victim and/or the victim’s family can receive compensation for the injuries in question. This compensation is typically designed to cover the medical bills associated with the victim’s injuries, as well as future estimated medical expenses. This compensation may also include additional benefits to make up for the pain and suffering the victim experienced because of the responsible party’s neglect or abuse. Each state has its own statute of limitations for senior injury and elder abuse claims, so make sure you contact Steve Heisler today to find out how much time you have left to file a claim.

Contact the National Injured Senior Law Center

If you or someone you love is a senior who has been injured because of someone else’s actions or neglect, you may be entitled to compensation. If you want to pursue compensation, you have only a limited amount of time to file a legal claim under state law. For this reason, it is important to take action quickly once you know you want to begin a lawsuit.

The ultimate goal for Steven Heisler and the Attorneys at The National Injured Senior Law Center is to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, whether you receive a settlement outside of court or your lawsuit goes to trial. To learn more about filing a claim, please contact the National Injured Senior Law Center today and schedule a free strategy session.