Nashville Failure to Train Lawyers
Nursing homes provide critical care to our loved ones who need special attention or care that they cannot provide themselves. While the food, activities, medical devices, medication, and other tools/items that a nursing home uses and provides are necessary to providing appropriate care, the nursing home staff is, arguably, the most important component when it comes to a nursing home resident getting the care they need. Unfortunately, when a nursing home neglects to properly train staff members, it can have serious consequences for the residents, from serious injuries to death.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, we believe that any nursing home in Nashville that is guilty of failing to train its staff members should be held accountable for this negligence. Failure to train a staff member can result in serious injuries or illnesses for residents, leaving them afraid, injured, and/or with burdensome expenses. This is something for which the negligent nursing home, rather than the resident and their family, should be held liable.
Dangers of the Failure to Train a Nursing Home Staff
Training to work in a nursing home requires many different aspects, including how to handle medications, how to treat patients, and day-to-day responsibilities. Without proper training, a staff member might be in danger of:
- Overmedicating or under-medicating a patient
- Misplacing or mishandling paperwork
- Failing to check on a patient regularly
- Failure to move a patient properly (to prevent bedsores)
- Mixing medications between patients
All of these situations could cause a nursing home resident to suffer from a serious injury or illness. Unfortunately, this could have likely been prevented if nursing homes were diligent in training their staff appropriately.
Discuss a Failure to Train Nursing Home Staff with an Attorney in Nashville
If your loved one lives in a nursing home and has suffered harm due to an untrained employee, it may be possible to hold the nursing home accountable for this negligence. Our attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, have the skills to fight for victims of nursing home negligence and may be able to get you the compensation and justice you are seeking. Call us today at 615-277-2765 to learn more about your legal options in this situation.