Attorney Robert Shute has years of experience in Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workers Compensation, Slip and Fall injuries, Dog Bite Attacks and Medical Malpractice. Other practice areas include premises liability where the owner of property is responsible for negligence that results in injury. Examples of premise liability are swimming pool injury and deaths and burn injuries on someone else’s property. Another practice area is nursing home abuse.
The U.S. Census Bureau released estimates in 2020 showing that the United States 65-and-older population has grown rapidly since the last census in 2010. The 65-and-old population was the fastest growing age group with a growth of over 34 percent. The percentage is continuing to grow due to the Baby Boomer generation having been born between 1946 and 1964.
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Other examples of negligence at a nursing home or long-term facility would be unclean, unsanitary areas, dangerous tripping hazards, pest infestations, days of wearing the same unclean clothes, not watching for wandering and physical restraints to stop wandering but end up causing injury.
The elderly population is vulnerable to falling. Common injuries from such falls include hip fractures – an especially devastating outcome for the elderly, head/brain trauma, broken bones (most frequently the spine, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm, or hand), spinal cord or neck damage, bruising, ankle or wrist sprains, knee damage, severe contusions, or facial damage. Brain and skull injuries can result in mental impairment. Even while walking normally, it is possible to lose one’s balance, but personal injury claims and nursing home abuse cases arise from slips and falls that entail negligence whether by a property owner, landlord, employer, hospital, store, mall, or nursing home or long-term care facility. Negligence is determined by whether “reasonable care was exercised in maintaining surfaces or operating facilities.
Attorney Robert W. Shute offers you a free consultation to discuss your case and address your questions and concerns. Attorney Shute wishes you a full recovery and welcomes your call: 413-592-0999 or 413-437-7788 days, evenings and weekends.
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Northampton, MA 01060
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