Bountiful Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
We expect the most vulnerable members to be given the care and wellbeing they deserve. However, nursing home abuse and neglect are unfortunately common. The Bountiful nursing home abuse lawyers of Feller & Wendt, LLC fight for the rights of nursing home residents. We represent residents and their families as we seek to hold the parties responsible for the abuse and neglect liable for their wrongdoing and negligence.
Reporting Nursing Home Abuse in Bountiful
Under Utah law, a person who believes that a vulnerable adult is being abused or neglected must notify the nearest law enforcement office or Adult Protective Services. It is a crime in Utah to abuse or neglect a vulnerable adult. The person responsible for the abuse or neglect could face criminal charges.
However, nursing homes and long-term care facilities may also be liable. These companies can be sued in civil court for monetary damages. The person who committed the abuse or neglect may also be named in a civil lawsuit.
How Are Nursing Homes Liable for Abuse and Neglect
A nursing home or long-term care facility owes a duty of care to each of its residents. The duty of care requires the nursing home to provide a safe environment for residents and provide for the residents’ medical care, personal needs, and emotional care.
The duty of care extends to supervising employees. If an employee abuses or neglects a resident, the nursing home may also be liable if it was negligent in allowing the abuse or neglect to occur.
Some of the ways a nursing home may be negligent include:
- Failing to conduct comprehensive background checks on all employees;
- Failing to provide adequate security;
- Violations of the health and safety codes;
- Failing to provide adequate training for employees;
- Failing to create and enforce strict safety policies and procedures;
- Failing to supervise employees and residents adequately;
- Failing to hire sufficient staff members to care for the residents adequately; and,
- Failing to report abuse and neglect to law enforcement officials.
If the nursing home or long-term care facility was negligent, it is also liable for the injuries, damages, and losses caused by nursing home abuse. Our Bountiful nursing home abuse lawyers thoroughly investigate the allegations of abuse, including the facility’s role in the abuse or neglect, to identify all parties who might be liable to the victim.
Why Do I Need to Hire Feller & Wendt, LLC to Handle a Nursing Home Abuse Claim?
If your loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, it can be impossible to think rationally. You are confused, angry, and frightened. Your sole concern is for your family member. It can be helpful to have a rational voice to help guide you through the steps necessary to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence and wrongdoing.
Our nursing home abuse lawyers in Bountiful understand. We take care of the legal matters so you can focus on the care and comfort of your loved one. Our legal team handles all aspects of the case for you. With over 30 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys have the skills, resources, and expertise necessary to aggressively pursue a personal injury claim against a nursing home or long-term care facility for harming your loved one.
We are sorry that this horrible thing has happened to your family. Our nursing home abuse attorneys in Bountiful want to help you shine a bright light on the abuse so that other families do not go through what you have experienced. We can work together to help prevent other residents from being abused and neglected in the future by exposing the negligence and wrongdoing that resulted in your loved one’s injuries.
Contact Our Bountiful Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers for a Free Case Review
At Feller & Wendt, LLC, our legal team cares deeply about victims of abuse and neglect. We strive to ensure that you and your family members receive justice after the terrible wrong committed by the people entrusted with the care of your loved one. We fight to get your loved one the compensation he or she deserves. Money cannot undo the wrong, but it can provide for the care and comfort of your family member in the future.
Call (801) 499-5060 now for a free consultation with a nursing home abuse attorney in Bountiful, Utah.