Nursing homes are subject to both federal and state regulations that prohibit them from employing people that have committed certain offenses and are included on a national ‘no-hire’ list for federally funded health care facilities. If a nursing home hires one of these people, they put every one of their residents in danger, as the federal government can cease to fund the entire facility, causing problems due to lack of money, or by putting their residents in the presence of a potentially dangerous or untrustworthy person.
We trust nursing homes to care for our loved ones in a responsible way. Hiring a known criminal or not complying with federal regulations regarding hiring practices might put their residents in danger. If you or a loved one has been harmed by the negligent hiring practices of a nursing home in Philadelphia, contact a nursing home abuse attorney of Lowenthal & Abrams, Injury Attorneys, today to discuss your case today.
Dangers of Negligent Hiring
The reasons for barring people from working in federally subsidized nursing homes can be varied, but usually involve factors that signify an inability to work with the elderly in an honest fashion. The federal government regulates certain hiring practices in order to make sure that elder citizens are being properly taken care of, especially if the nursing homes they’re in are federally subsidized. Negligent hiring on the part of a nursing home facility can put residents in danger of suffering the following:
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial fraud or theft
- Negligent treatment
Nursing homes have a duty to make sure the people they hire will responsibly look after our loved ones. And, when they fail to do so, they may be held liable for the ensuing consequences.
File a Nursing Home Negligent Hiring Lawsuit in Philadelphia
If a nursing home has employed someone who has been barred from working at any nursing home, and you or a loved one has been injured because of it, you should seek to hold the nursing home responsible for their negligent hiring in Philadelphia. Contact an attorney today to learn more.