Common Nursing Home Litigation Causes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.5 million Americans currently reside in a nursing home. While nursing homes, assisted living centers, and other long-term care facilities provide millions of elderly Americans with the care they need, they can also cause elderly people serious harm. In fact, thousands of cases arise every year because nursing home residents are harmed while under the care of a facility that’s supposed to protect them. Here are some of the more common reasons why nursing home abuse and neglect cases arise. Nursing Home Slip and Fall Accidents Elderly people are much more prone to suffering significant injuries if they slip and fall. Experts say that more than half of all nursing home residents suffer some kind of fall every year, and 11% of those falls result in significant injuries. Further, deaths that result from fall related injuries occur more than four times as frequently in nursing home residents than they do in the general p
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