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Are Nursing Homes Liable for Fall Injuries?

The risk of falling is common among elderly people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that about half to three-fourths of resident falls occur in the nursing home. With such frequency and potential for injury, nursing homes are usually equipped to assist fallen patients and work diligently at minimizing fall risk for residents. This could be installing grab bars and cushioning, the use of walkers, or ensuring patients are at safe bed and chair heights. If a fall occurs, that does not mean that the nursing facility is immediately to blame. However, there are instances where a fall leads to negligence or abuse charges depending on how the nursing home handled the fall. Placing responsibility on the nursing home will depend on whether the nursing home acted accordingly to help the resident recover from the incident. For a nursing home to be considered liable for a resident’s…
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