Nursing Home Background Check Lawsuits Reviewed Nationwide
Federal and state regulations are in place to prevent individuals from being hired by nursing homes who may have a propensity to act with violence against residents. Regulations and laws require that nursing home employee background checks be done before allowing an individual to care for our elderly.
Unfortunately, many nursing homes do not do as thorough of a check as they should or fail to follow up on information obtained during employee background searches.
Many occurrences of nursing home abuse, neglect or assault are caused by employees who were not properly screened or who were employed in violation of nursing home regulations. Common injuries which may be caused by employees which are not suited to work in a nursing home include:
Following the investigation of many nursing home abuse cases, there is often evidence of failures during the screening process to identify individuals who pose a danger to residents.
The nursing home attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate lawsuits for abuse and assault nationwide.
NURSING HOME LAWSUITS OVER NEGLIGENT HIRING
When a loved one suffers a serious injury as a result of abuse or assault by a bad employee who should never have been hired, the nursing home should be held accountable for the injuries and damages they caused.
All nursing homes are run as businesses with the intention of generating a profit. However, actions to increase profits can not be done at the expense of the safety of residents. The large corporations which run many nursing homes across the country have been shown to spend considerably more time and effort researching their potential employee’s workers’ compensation claim history instead of their criminal background. They are more concerned with avoiding individuals who are likely to file a work injury claim then they are in avoiding employees who may have a propensity to abuse or assault residents.
The nursing home abuse lawyers at Saiontz and Kirk, P.A. investigate and review potential lawsuits to obtain compensation for the injuries suffered. The lawsuits also operate as an important safeguard in our society to protect the rights of nursing home residents and make sure proper standards are followed.
If a friend or loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a nursing home employee, request a free consultation and legal claim evaluation to determine if they may have a claim. Our nursing home lawyers have experience handling complex injury claims and can review the circumstances surrounding the treatment to determine if your loved one and family may be entitled to compensation.
There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained. However, every claim has a deadline, so it is important that you review any potential claim with a qualified nursing home neglect lawyer as soon as possible.