Nursing Home Falls And Lawsuits

Falls that occur in nursing homes are common.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Between half and three-quarters of nursing home residents fall each year.  That’s twice the rate of falls among older adults living in the community.”

These falls can be caused by a number of factors. These nursing home falls are worrisome for a number of reasons.  One reason is that falls often lead to significant injuries, and in some cases, directly or indirectly (after a period) lead to death.  Various aspects of these falls are discussed in the “Chicago Nursing Home Falls And Dropped Residents” page.

Of note, nursing home falls, according to various sources, are the top reason for lawsuits against skilled nursing facilities and long-term health care providers.  The McKnight’s article of October 27, 2014, titled “Falls are top reasons for lawsuits against skilled nursing facilities, report states” further discusses this topic.

Should someone you care for in a Chicago nursing home, or any other Illinois nursing home or care facility, suffer a fall that leads to injury, you may have grounds for filing a lawsuit.  While, of course, not all falls are caused by carelessness or negligence on the part of the long-term health care provider, in instances where a fall or dropped resident happens due to negligence a lawsuit may be warranted.

Each nursing home fall that leads to injury should be assessed, from a legal perspective, on a case-by-case basis.  Please call the personal injury trial lawyers at the Elman Joseph Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the incident and to get a legal overview concerning the accident injury.


Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an attractive lawsuit settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive courtroom verdicts.

In fact, because of this court trial capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

To immediately speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.  

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.