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What are the biggest challenges you faces in nursing home fall cases?

San Diego personal injury attorney Joel R. Bryant talks about the biggest challenges he faces in nursing home fall cases.

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the biggest challenge in fall cases
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is figuring out how the fall
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occurred and why it occurred the nursing
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homes in those cases are generally
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not forthcoming with the information
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they often try to hide uh witnesses so
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that we can’t find out
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who they are or where they are due to
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turnover in nursing homes
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sometimes the best witnesses in a case
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are now former employees and they claim
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not to know where they’re
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at so fault cases
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can be tricky because not everyone who
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falls in a nursing home has a case
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but we have found that with the fall
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cases the common denominator
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is insufficient staffing for example
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an elder who doesn’t get a round well
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is in their bed they have to go to the
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bathroom they hit the call light
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and no one comes they hit it again no
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one comes
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then they try to get up and they fall
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and they break a hip
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again had they had sufficient staffing
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they could have come answered the call
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bell accompanied the elder to the
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restroom
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and so that’s what can be tricky in
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these cases is just getting the real
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story why did this really happen
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was it a busted call light was it that
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there was insufficient staff so the
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elder was allowed to wander aimlessly
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through the place
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at night and we’ve had cases like that
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where the elders found
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two stories later at four in the morning
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on the ground with a broken hip

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