When a nursing home has let you and your loved one down, it is important to know who may be liable for the negligent treatment and care your loved one received. Nursing home negligence can fall into a number of different categories and it is important for families to know how they are protected.
Personal injury legal options protect families and victims of nursing home neglect and abuse. Nursing homes may be liable for negligent personal supervision and care of the patient; negligent hiring and retention of staff; negligent maintenance of the nursing home facility; negligent selection and maintenance of equipment; and by failing to adequately train staff or understaffing their nursing home facility.
There are a variety of different signs of nursing home abuse and neglect that families that loved ones should be familiar with and know how to watch for. They should also know how to take action if they or a loved one has been injured or otherwise harmed by nursing home abuse and neglect. A personal injury claim for damages brought against a negligent nursing home may help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional injuries that result from the negligent care they have received.
The decision to move a loved one to a long-term care facility can be one of the most difficult decisions family members face. As a result, they should be familiar with the legal remedies available to them if the trust they placed in the nursing home has been violated.