Nursing home abuse can be one of the worst experiences nursing home residents and their families can suffer. For that reason, loved ones who believe their family member has been the victim of nursing home abuse should be familiar with the ways nursing homes can be liable for nursing home abuse and neglect.
Liability for nursing home abuse and neglect
Nursing homes may be liable for nursing home abuse and neglect in certain circumstances including:
- When they are responsible for negligent personal supervision and care;
- When they have negligently hired and retained employees who harmed a nursing home resident;
- When they negligently maintained the nursing home premises; or
- When they negligently selected equipment or negligently maintained equipment.
Examples of nursing home abuse and neglect can include failing to provide adequate security to keep residents safe; hiring and retaining staff that abuse, neglect or otherwise harm the victim; or failing to provide adequate medical care or keep the premises clean. Nursing home abuse can be physical, financial or emotional and can be devastating for victims. Family members should be on the look out for signs of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Liability for nursing home abuse and neglect can extend in a variety of situations. A personal injury claim for damages against a negligent nursing home may help victims and their families recover damages whatever they may be. Some common examples of damages often associated with nursing home abuse and negligence can include physical, financial and emotional damages which a claim for damages may help victims receive compensation for.