Who is liable in a nursing home elder abuse case?

Elder abuse in a nursing home can involve a range of parties who may be held liable, depending on the specific circumstances of the abuse. If you or a loved one has experienced abuse in a nursing home or assisted living setting, contact the police to file criminal charges. Then contact the elder law experts at Goldman Daszkal. Your experienced attorney will find all liable parties and get you the compensation you deserve.

The nursing home might be held liable for elder abuse if it is found to have failed in its duty to provide a safe and secure environment for its residents. This includes instances in which the nursing home has hired staff members who are unqualified or have a history of abuse, or in which the nursing home has failed to properly train its staff to prevent and respond to abuse.

Individual staff members of the nursing home also could be held liable for elder abuse if they engage in abusive behavior toward residents. This includes physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, in addition to neglect or financial exploitation.

Family members of the abused elder could be held liable if they were aware of the abuse and did not take action to prevent it.

In some cases, third parties who are not directly involved in the care of the elder could be held liable, such as contractors or vendors who have access to the nursing home facility. 

Ultimately, the specific parties who are liable for elder abuse in a nursing home will depend on the circumstances of the case. Anyone who suspects elder abuse should report it to the appropriate authorities so that an investigation can be conducted and appropriate action can be taken.

The expert elder law attorneys at Goldman Daszkal know how to find all liable parties so that victims of elder abuse get the most compensation possible. Your initial consultation is free.