Nursing home abuse and neglect is one of the worst things that families can envision happening to their loved ones. Victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and their families should be familiar with the different parties that may be liable for nursing home abuse and neglect when a loved one has been harmed.
Liability for nursing home abuse and neglect
Nursing homes and their employees may be liable for nursing home abuse and neglect in certain situations including:
- When the victim suffers because of negligent personal supervision and care;
- When the victim suffers because of the negligent hiring and retention of employees;
- When the victim suffers because of negligent maintenance of the premises; or
- When the victim suffers from negligent selection or maintenance of equipment.
Nursing homes and hospitals can be liable for negligent care provided by their staff and because of negligent care and maintenance of the premises. Nursing homes may be liable for negligence, abuse, falsely imprisoning residents, violations or criminal laws or violations of regulations related to their licensure. Each can be a different cause of action.
A personal jury claim for damages can help victims recover compensation for the harm they have suffered. Victims can suffer significant damages and harm including physical, financial and emotional damages. They may suffer physical injuries and emotional harm because of nursing home abuse or neglect which may also result in death in some instances. The harm caused by nursing home abuse and neglect can be straightforward but because a claim for damages can be complex, understanding liability for damages is important.