Improperly Trained Nursing Home Staff Can Seriously Injure Patients
If your loved one is in a nursing home, it will not surprise you to know that there are many federal and state requirements for staff training. Caring for the elderly is an incredibly important job, and many staff roles — including registered nurse and licensed nurse — require specific training before work can begin.
The objective of these requirements, of course, is to ensure that patients get the highest possible standard of care. Only properly trained nursing home employees can best look out for their patients’ health. This, after all, is why nursing homes exist in the first place: to enable your loved one to sustain a high quality of life while receiving needed medical care and assistance from seasoned professionals.
Nursing home patients sometimes experience serious health-related incidents, like seizures or strokes. If the only people around are improperly trained staff, patients are at risk of further injury or even death.
Improperly trained staff put patients at serious risk. It is always irresponsible to allow untrained people to work at a nursing home, but did you know that it can also be illegal? Homes that employ untrained workers are taking a dangerous gamble with their patients’ health, or even their lives. This type of negligence can be punishable by law.
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If your loved one lives in a facility with inadequately trained staff, you should not wait to speak with an attorney. Negligent nursing homes should be held accountable for endangering their patients. A call to an attorney today could save a life. If your loved one lives in a nursing home that has failed to train its staff — and if they have suffered due to this poor training — you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss nursing home training issues and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.