Nursing homes can be liable in several different ways for harm suffered by their residents in their care. It is important for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and their families to be familiar with the legal recourse that may be available help them when a loved one has suffered because of nursing home negligence.
Negligent personal supervision and care
If a nursing home is negligent by providing negligent supervision and care of the victim, they may be liable for any injuries or harm the victim suffers as a result. The nursing home has a duty to property supervise and care for their residents, and to ensure their safety, and if they fail to provide adequate supervision and care may be liable for any resulting harm.
Negligent hiring and retention of staff
If a nursing home is negligent by negligently hiring and retaining unqualified staff, they may be liable for any injuries or harm suffered by the victim as a result. Additionally, if they do not property supervise staff, or adequately staff the nursing home, they may be liable for any resulting harm to residents.
Negligent maintenance of nursing home facility
If a nursing home is negligent by failing to adequately maintain the nursing home facility for safety and security, they may be liable for any injuries and harm the victim suffers as a result.
Negligent selection or maintenance of equipment
If the nursing home is negligent by failing to properly select or maintain equipment used by residents in the facility, they may be liable for any injuries or harm the victim suffers as a result.
A great deal of trust is placed in nursing home facilities to care for loved ones and vulnerable family members. It is helpful for family members to be familiar with the legal protections, such as a personal injury claim, available when a nursing home has violated their duty and behaved negligently.