Nursing Homes and assisted living facilities must operate to a reasonable degree of care. When the nursing home breaches this duty of care, and as a result, your loved one is injured, they are liable for the injuries.
There are several types of issues, accidents, intentional conduct, and violations that may make the nursing home liable in a lawsuit, either stemming from an employee’s conduct, or from the policies, guidelines, or practices of the facility.
Specifically, some causes of lawsuits are:
(1) Negligent Hiring: Nursing homes are obligated to hire quality staff and be diligent in their retention process. Failure to do adequate background checks, or to properly train an employee can lead to a lawsuit where the employee has a history of similar acts.
(2) Negligent Supervision: Nursing homes are required to make rounds to monitor the residents. When staff neglects this duty, and fail to catch a fall or other accident, they may be held accountable.
(3) Failure to Keep the Premises Safe: Nursing homes are required to keep the common areas and residential quarters free from debris and other items. When staff fails to keep the facility clean, the nursing home may be liable in the even to a slip and fall or other accidents.
And finally, (4) Failure to Provide Medical Care: Nursing homes are required to render the appropriate level of medical care to residents. Where improper care, or no care at all, is provided, the nursing home may be liable for the injuries caused.
If your loved one has been injured at a Georgia nursing home, please do not hesitate to call and speak to one of our experienced trial lawyers today.