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When can You Sue a Nursing Home for Negligence in Louisiana?

Placing a family member in a nursing home, particularly if the family member is suffering from a chronic illness, is an emotional decision for families. Many times, the family is unable to provide care to their family member because of their work or family commitments. Nursing homes are attractive to families because their loved ones receive 24/7 assistance.

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Who is Responsible When a Nursing Home Resident Falls?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than one out of four older people fall each year. Falls and fall prevention is so prevalent in older populations that families often use a fall as the incident or catalyst that has them place a loved one in a nursing home. The thinking behind the decision is that supervision and monitoring will prevent an older person from falling. Families are devastated when their loved one falls and hurts him or herself while under the care of a nursing home.

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