A fall in a nursing home can result in serious injury and deceased life expectancy of a nursing home resident. Pursuant to federal regulations, every resident, upon admission, must be assessed to determine if they are a fall risk. If a resident is a fall risk, then the nursing home must create a care plan to eliminate or significantly reduce the fall risk. There is likely a meritorious fall case when a resident’s chart is devoid of fall risk assessments and fall care plans. This is especially true when a resident has a prior history of falls or ambulatory injuries. A fall care plan needs to be individualized to the particular resident based on the resident’s specific physical and mental limitations. If you believe your loved one was injured as a result of a fall in a nursing home, you should contact Brian J. Graber, Ltd., at (312) 291-4648 for a free consultation.