Elder abuse is something that shouldn’t happen in America. There are many great medical professionals who do all they can to protect their patients. Sadly, some nursing homes don’t do what they need to do to make sure the people they hire won’t cause harm to their patients.
The negligent hiring and retention of employees is a significant problem. If an employee is not trained to handle elderly care, then they should not be working with elders at all. People with violent histories or certain felonies are also often poor choices for these positions.
What should you do if your loved one is hurt as a result of negligent hiring?
If your elderly loved one is hurt or killed, and you find out that there were no background checks performed on the staff or that certain staff members have a history of violence or negative behavior patterns, it’s important to reach out to your attorney as soon as you can. It is not fair for nursing home residents to have to go through pain and suffering when the nursing home should have taken steps to prevent dangerous or negligent individuals from working with them.
Our website has more important information about elder abuse and what you should do if your loved one is injured or killed while in the care of a nursing home. If the hiring process was negligent or employees were not fired when they first caused problems for residents of the nursing home, you may be able to pursue a case against the nursing home for its actions.