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Falls are top reason for lawsuits against skilled nursing facilities, report states

Patient falls, once again, are the most common cause of winning claims in lawsuits against nursing homes, according to a recently released insurance company report and McKnights.com.

Almost 42 percent of professional liability claims against facilities insured by CAN regarded falls in those facilities, according to McKnights. The next closest reason for claims came from pressure ulcers, which lagged way behind at 17.5 percent.

McKnights.com reports that the most common types of falls are falls from bed, which came in at 32.4 percent. Falls in the bathroom are also widespread, at 18 percent, the study said.

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McKnights.com reports that falls are also the top reason for claims at assisted living and continuing care facilities as well. The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm represents clients in cases involving catastrophic injury caused by nursing homes and other care facilities that fail to provide proper care. If you believe your loved one has been harmed due neglect or abuse in a nursing home, take action and contact the Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm online or call us toll-free at (877) 552-2873 to set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.