Different laws protect victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and their families. It is important for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, and their loved ones, to be familiar with how a claim for damages may be able to help them and who may be liable for the harm they or their loved one has suffered.
How nursing homes may be liable
Nursing homes may be liable in several different ways if the loved ones entrusted to their care by family members are harmed while in the care of the nursing home. Nursing homes may be liable for nursing home abuse and neglect due to negligent supervision or care; negligent hiring and retention of employees; negligent maintenance of the premises which can include negligent security; or negligent selection or maintenance of equipment at the facility.
What a legal claim against a nursing home can do
A claim for damages for nursing home abuse or neglect can help victims and family members recover compensation for the harm they have suffered. A claim for damages may be able to help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages that can be associated with nursing home abuse and neglect which will depend on the situation and circumstances. Additionally, a claim for damages can also help hold a negligent nursing home accountable for the negligent care that harmed the victim.
Keeping loved ones safe in nursing home facilities is important to those who trust the care of their loved ones to those facilities. When that trust is broken, it is essential for victims to understand the legal protections available to them.