nursing home abuse/Assault
When abuse or neglect occurs in the nursing home setting, the facility can be held liable if any of the following played a part in causing harm to a resident or patient:
• negligent hiring
• inadequate training
• breach of statutory or regulatory obligations, and
• medication errors.
Remember that the facility is also "vicariously liable" for the act, including most actions taken in the course and scope of the worker's job responsibilities.
As part of a resident’s care, nursing homes often hire contractors or otherwise outsource various tasks to third parties. Those third parties may also be liable for abuse or neglect of a resident. For example, if another resident -- or a guest visiting the nursing home -- injures a resident, the private security firm providing security to the nursing home may be liable for negligence, and therefore on the financial hook for damages .