How Negligent Hiring and Supervision Can Lead to Nursing Home Abuse in North Carolina

At Roberts & Harris, P.C., our nursing home abuse attorneys in Raleigh know that more than one party can be responsible for the harm residents and patients are subjected to while living in a facility that has a responsibility to ensure they are cared for properly.

All North Carolina nursing home and assisted living facility residents deserve to live in a safe and healthy environment, and when the administrators fail to hire qualified staff, or poorly supervise their employees, it is our most vulnerable population that suffers.

If you believe your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect, contact our Wake County personal injury lawyers today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the proper parties that have subjected them to harm due to negligent hiring or supervision.

What is Considered Negligent Hiring Practices for Nursing Home Employees in North Carolina?

When nursing home residents are harmed by one or more of the facility’s employees, negligent hiring could be the cause.

For example, when nursing homes or assisted living centers to hire an employee without running a proper background check, only to learn after he or she hurts someone in the facility that they had a criminal conviction for an assault that would be considered negligent hiring.

If the company would have run a proper background check, they would not have hired a potentially dangerous employee.

Proper background checks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Checking driving records
  • Performing a criminal screening
  • Checking employment and personal references
  • Performing a drug screening
  • Validating college degrees, certifications, and licenses
  • Performing credit checks

Each of these procedures provides insight into the individual’s ability to work safely with our most vulnerable North Carolina residents. When they are overlooked, someone may get hurt.

What is Considered Negligent Supervision of Nursing Home Employees in North Carolina?

When a nursing home facility or assisted living center knows or reasonably should have known that an injury would occur without having the proper safety measures in place, they may be liable for negligent supervision.

Negligent supervision could lead to resident abuse in many ways, including assigning a nurse to provide a resident with care, knowing he/she and the patient have a contentious relationship that ends in the elder resident being injured.

Another way is when residents have trouble getting along with each other, yet the staff allows them to gather anyway until one hurts the other.

When negligence is a factor in a nursing home or assisted living facility, the residents are placed in imminent danger, and severe injuries or even death could result.

Contact Our Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers in North Carolina Today at Roberts & Harris PC

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or the loss of life caused by negligence in a nursing home, contact our dedicated personal injury lawyers in North Carolina today at Roberts & Harris PC by calling (919) 249-5006 or Contact us now to learn more about how to pursue results with legal fees starting at just 25%.

If we do not produce a positive outcome for your case, you do not pay our legal fees.