Can I file a lawsuit against an attendant as well as the owner of the home?

Nursing home lawsuits are generally filed against the nursing home, not against individual employees or attendants. If you’ve observed dangerous or potentially criminal behavior, you should call 911. Involving the authorities will help inform your potential lawsuit, and the police can let you know if civil or criminal charges may be applicable to the attendant.

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Bed Sore Injury Cases

A South Carolina jury sent a message to Health South, a rehabilitation nursing home hospital, by awarding $12.3 million to the family of a man whose stage four bedsores contributed to his death. The home’s conduct was so outrageous that the jury awarded consisted of $8 million in punitive damages.

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Accessing Nursing Home Patient Records

Medical records, whether requested from a hospital, clinic or nursing facility, are important documents to have – especially when something has gone wrong and loved ones are trying to figure out what happened. The records might show that an error occurred and expose the medical facility to liability.

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