Nursing homes are also required to protect their residents from acts by third parties within the facility. The nursing home may be found liable for nursing home abuse if it fails to prevent such an incident.
Inadequate training of nursing home personnel is another instance giving rise to nursing home abuse. Individuals in nursing homes also have the right to dignity, autonomy, and privacy within the facility. The nursing home may be found liable if an employee violates one of these rights.
Nursing homes may also be found liable for giving a resident the wrong medicine or dose. Nursing homes are required to give medication in the manner prescribed. When a person is injured as a result of a medication error, they may seek damages from the physician, pharmacy, or the nursing home itself.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact Zen 4 Law to learn about your legal options. At Zen 4 Law, we feel deeply for those who are injured while in a nursing home. We strongly believe that the elderly and infirmed of our society deserve the utmost respect and attention.
We are ready to help right the wrongs committed by nursing homes.