A nursing home can become a defendant in a lawsuit, likely meaning that a personal injury, wrongful death, or medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against them, if they acted negligently or with abuse that caused an injury or death to the nursing home resident.
What Kind of Conduct Can Warrant a Lawsuit?
There are many incidences, either intentional or negligent, that could cause the nursing home to be liable, from the actions of either an employee or as part of their protocol. These include but are not limited to the following:
- Hiring the Negligent Employees: If the nursing home hires an employee that is not qualified or properly trained, and that employee harms a patient, the nursing home could be liable for negligent hiring.
- Bad Medical Treatment: This falls under medical negligence, or more commonly known as medical malpractice. This occurs when there is medical treatment given to someone in a less than reasonable manner that results in an injury to that person.
- Bad Supervision: When the nursing home staff improperly supervises the nursing home residents, who later fall or injure themselves in another manner, then the nursing home can be liable for those resulting injuries.
- Failure to Keep the Nursing Home Safe: The nursing home may negligently leave something on the ground that a resident later trips on, or leave loose wires that electrocute a resident. Either way, the nursing home staff has a duty to keep their place reasonably safe.
Why You Need an Attorney
There are many attorneys out there trying to sell you on hiring them. The question really is why do you need an attorney?
The answer is simple: lawsuits can get complicated. They can become extremely time-consuming and costly. That’s why you should hire an attorney who will take the case on a No Win No Fee basis. Our law office will give you a Free Consultation and won’t charge you a dime until the case is over.
Call the Woodland Hills nursing home neglect attorneys at Kahn Roven by dialing toll-free 844-9-INJURED.
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