Slips and Falls

Slips and Falls

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Nursing Home Suit Slips and Falls

By far, the most common type of injury in a skilled nursing facility is the slip and fall. Elderly people fall for all sorts of reasons and nursing homes have a duty of care to provide a safe environment in which to move. Causes of falls range from failure to monitor the effects of medications, to failing to keep the room or hallway clean of clutter, to failing to monitor changes in vision or balance. The nursing home owes the patient the duty of care to prevent these types of injuries.

Historic settlements and verdicts range from $75,000 to over $1,000,000.

Richardson v Manor Care


69 year old woman
West v F&E Enterprisest


75 year old man broke his foot when caught in a wheelchair.
Mosby v Tucker Nursing Center


Patient developed pressure ulcers while in the nursing home. Documentation failed to show the staff turn or reposition the patient in line with the care plan.