Millions of older Americans depend on homecare providers to help them live a more productive life. When the homecare provider is negligent, it can result in serious injuries for the elderly patient. That is what happened when an Orleans Parish woman slipped and fell in her bathroom after the attendant failed to answer her call for help. The woman is now suing the homecare service, according to louisianarecord.com.
The homecare attendant was in the elderly woman’s home. The woman called to the attendant for assistance in walking to the bathroom. The attendant failed to answer, so the woman had to walk to the bathroom on her own. The attendant did not tell the woman that she had just mopped the bathroom floor, which was still wet. The elderly woman slipped and fell on the floor and suffered a fractured hip. The in-home patient accuses the attendant of failing to answer her call for help, which resulted in her injuries.
A younger adult likely would not have suffered such a serious injury from a slip and fall. Slip and falls can cause serious injuries and even death in older adults, however. Call our office at 504-522-7885 for a free case review if you or a loved one suffers a slip and fall injury. You can also visit our website for more information about our personal injury experience.
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