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Falls in and of themselves don’t mean that a particular nursing home was negligent. Falls are often and indicator of negligence. When a resident goes into a nursing home, that resident undergoes an initial assessment. A skilled nursing home will do a fall risk assessment and they’ll assign a score to a resident in terms of is this person a fall risk. If you have a nursing home resident who has been assessed as being a fall risk and the nursing home is not proactive in terms of interventions to keep them from falling, then when they fall the nursing home is responsible because they were a fall risk to begin with and that’s why they’re in the nursing home. While a fall in and of itself doesn’t mean somebody was negligent under the circumstances, it’s often a strong indicator and if you have a history of falling and they’re not watching out for you they’re probably going to be responsible for that next fall that breaks the hip.