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Nursing Home Negligence? Elder-Care Abuse?

Nursing Home Negligence
Make the most of your claim

Nursing Home Negligence? Elder-Care Abuse?

Nursing Home Negligence
Make the most of your claim

Hire the Best Personal Injury Lawyer

that Utah Has to Offer

Imagine getting a phone call informing you that one of your parents has been seriously injured in an assisted living facility. Tragically, these terrifying nightmares are a reality for thousands of Americans every year. Negligence in a nursing home can cause an untold amount of pain and suffering and, in the worst cases, negligence can lead to the death of a loved one. Negligence typically occurs in nursing homes due to issues with the staff, dangers within the facility, and medical malpractice. If you have loved ones in an assisted living facility, it is crucial that you have an in-depth understanding of their rights so you can protect your family.

Care facilities are responsible for ensuring that they’re hiring qualified employees. Employees working at a care facility need to have all the credentials required for the job. If an assisted living facility fails to verify an employee’s credentials, they could be held responsible for the injuries an unqualified employee has caused. Negligent hiring could also occur if a care facility hired someone with a criminal record that would interfere with their job at an assisted living center. A facility could probably hire someone with a misdemeanor for speeding. However, if they hired someone with a criminal record of physical assault, they would be responsible if the employee assaulted any patients. This is true even if the facility failed to do a background check. If a background check, or education verification, would have revealed it, care facilities are responsible for knowing about it.

Assisted living facilities are also responsible for making sure they don’t continue employing individuals who have caused problems in the past. If an employee has already harmed other residents, facilities are responsible for terminating those employees before they harm more residents. If a facility fails to terminate an employee who has already endangered or harmed a patient, the facility could be sued for negligent retention.

Medical facilities of all types are responsible for ensuring that they provide an adequate amount of supervision to all their patients. If a patient wanders off the property and is injured, a facility may be liable for those injuries if the patient wasn’t properly supervised. Negligent supervision may also occur if a care facility allows a patient to have access to anything that may hurt them. A good example would be leaving a patient suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease alone with a pair of scissors. 

There aren’t too many limitations on premises liability. When it comes to nursing homes, they are also responsible for properly maintaining the property. Anything spilled on the floor needs to be cleaned up immediately. Anything that could cause an outbreak of disease or infection must also be cleaned up and properly disposed of. Staircases need to have rails, and any building hazard that could cause a fall, or any type of injury, needs to be repaired immediately. 

Hire the Best Personal Injury Lawyer

that Utah Has to Offer

Imagine getting a phone call informing you that one of your parents has been seriously injured in an assisted living facility. Tragically, these terrifying nightmares are a reality for thousands of Americans every year. Negligence in a nursing home can cause an untold amount of pain and suffering and, in the worst cases, negligence can lead to the death of a loved one. Negligence typically occurs in nursing homes due to issues with the staff, dangers within the facility, and medical malpractice. If you have loved ones in an assisted living facility, it is crucial that you have an in-depth understanding of their rights so you can protect your family.

Care facilities are responsible for ensuring that they’re hiring qualified employees. Employees working at a care facility need to have all the credentials required for the job. If an assisted living facility fails to verify an employee’s credentials, they could be held responsible for the injuries an unqualified employee has caused. Negligent hiring could also occur if a care facility hired someone with a criminal record that would interfere with their job at an assisted living center. A facility could probably hire someone with a misdemeanor for speeding. However, if they hired someone with a criminal record of physical assault, they would be responsible if the employee assaulted any patients. This is true even if the facility failed to do a background check. If a background check, or education verification, would have revealed it, care facilities are responsible for knowing about it.

Assisted living facilities are also responsible for making sure they don’t continue employing individuals who have caused problems in the past. If an employee has already harmed other residents, facilities are responsible for terminating those employees before they harm more residents. If a facility fails to terminate an employee who has already endangered or harmed a patient, the facility could be sued for negligent retention.

Medical facilities of all types are responsible for ensuring that they provide an adequate amount of supervision to all their patients. If a patient wanders off the property and is injured, a facility may be liable for those injuries if the patient wasn’t properly supervised. Negligent supervision may also occur if a care facility allows a patient to have access to anything that may hurt them. A good example would be leaving a patient suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease alone with a pair of scissors. 

There aren’t too many limitations on premises liability. When it comes to nursing homes, they are also responsible for properly maintaining the property. Anything spilled on the floor needs to be cleaned up immediately. Anything that could cause an outbreak of disease or infection must also be cleaned up and properly disposed of. Staircases need to have rails, and any building hazard that could cause a fall, or any type of injury, needs to be repaired immediately. 

A Call Away, and Ready To Help You Honor Your Loved Ones

Moxie Law Group

Empathy, Integrity, Tenacity

Unfortunately, many nursing homes and care facilities neglect to take measures to ensure the safety of their residents. The injuries sustained in nursing homes can cause stress and heartache that spreads across entire families. If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect, Moxie Law Group is here for you. We offer support to our clients through free consultations. If you are looking to file a personal injury claim, contact Moxie Law Group today.

A Call Away, and Ready To Help You Honor Your Loved Ones

Moxie Law Group

Empathy, Integrity, Tenacity

Unfortunately, many nursing homes and care facilities neglect to take measures to ensure the safety of their residents. The injuries sustained in nursing homes can cause stress and heartache that spreads across entire families. If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect, Moxie Law Group is here for you. We offer support to our clients through free consultations. If you are looking to file a personal injury claim, contact Moxie Law Group today.



The COVID Factor:

A Cause for Heightened Alarm
COVID-19 has changed the world, and surely one of the most compromised populations is that of nursing home clientele: The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity finds that nursing home fatalities account for 42% of national COVID-associated deaths.

That number is higher in Utah, where nursing homes are responsible for 45.7% of COVID-related deaths in the state.

Instead of improving safety, corporate nursing homes are seeking legal loopholes. They are actively and aggressively working to limit their accountability and deny residents’ rights. The corporate nursing home industry is considered notorious for forcing elderly patients and families to sign away rights under what is known as binding mandatory arbitration.

Forced arbitration is an unfair practice that allows negligent corporations to get away with wrongdoing by denying residents and their families access to the civil justice system.

Additionally, forced arbitration allows negligent nursing homes to keep the facts of cases secret. Even if a case raises important public health and safety issues, the public may never find out about the irresponsible actions and the negligence will continue.


This last thought, once again, is that personal injury is really community injury

The COVID Factor:

A Cause for Heightened Alarm
COVID-19 has changed the world, and surely one of the most compromised populations is that of nursing home clientele: The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity finds that nursing home fatalities account for 42% of national COVID-associated deaths.

That number is higher in Utah, where nursing homes are responsible for 45.7% of COVID-related deaths in the state.

Instead of improving safety, corporate nursing homes are seeking legal loopholes. They are actively and aggressively working to limit their accountability and deny residents’ rights. The corporate nursing home industry is considered notorious for forcing elderly patients and families to sign away rights under what is known as binding mandatory arbitration.

Forced arbitration is an unfair practice that allows negligent corporations to get away with wrongdoing by denying residents and their families access to the civil justice system.

Additionally, forced arbitration allows negligent nursing homes to keep the facts of cases secret. Even if a case raises important public health and safety issues, the public may never find out about the irresponsible actions and the negligence will continue.


This last thought, once again, is that personal injury is really community injury

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