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Texas Justices Mull Liability Claims Over Nursing Home Fall

Oct. 5, 2022, 7:02 PM

Texas Supreme Court justices Wednesday questioned whether a lawsuit filed over an elderly woman’s fall while living at a nursing home in Collin County included a premise liability or a health care liability claim, which could determine whether the plaintiffs can proceed after they allegedly missed a statutory deadline.

Christine Faber sued Collin Creek Assisted Living Center Inc. after her mother’s death in 2014 from a fall that occurred when the wheel of the walker she was sitting on became caught in the sidewalk. Carmelina Smith was a resident at Dayspring, an assisted living facility owned by Collin Creek.

Collin ...