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Liability for nursing home abuse and neglect

| Sep 25, 2020 | Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

Nursing home abuse and neglect can be one of the worst fears family members have after placing a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility. This blog recently discussed the signs to watch for associated with nursing home abuse and neglect. Family members and loves ones should also be familiar with the legal protections available to them and who may be liable for nursing home abuse and neglect.

Liability for nursing home abuse and neglect

There are a variety of different ways nursing home facilities may be liable for the harm suffered by residents in their care. One way is if they provide negligent care including:

  • Negligent hiring and retention if employees – if a nursing home facility negligently hires and retains an employee who causes harm to residents, the nursing home may be liable for nursing home abuse and neglect.
  • Negligent personal supervision – if a nursing home facility is negligent in supervising and training staff, they may be liable for any nursing home abuse and neglect that results.
  • Negligent supervision and care of residents – if a nursing home facility negligently supervises and cares for a resident, and the resident suffers harm, the nursing home may be liable for nursing home abuse and neglect.
  • Negligent maintenance of the premises – if a nursing home fails to adequately maintain the premises, for the safety and security of the residents, and a resident suffers harm, the nursing home may be liable for nursing home abuse and neglect.
  • Negligent selection and maintenance of equipment – if the nursing home negligently maintains or negligently selects equipment for the facility that injures or otherwise harms a resident, the nursing home may be liable for nursing home abuse and neglect.

Nursing home abuse and neglect can be overwhelming and traumatic for victims and their families and loved ones. For that reason, victims and their families should be familiar with personal injury legal resources that can help them when a nursing home has provided negligent care that resulted in harm.