Used with permission from NAELA Journal, Fall 2018.
The abuse and neglect of residents in nursing homes across the United States has gained a significant amount of attention recently. In the past, litigation of personal injury claims arising in institutional settings—including nursing homes and assisted living facilities—typically involved discrete negligent acts by an identifiable person, whereas today the abuse and neglect suffered by elderly and disabled nursing home residents are frequently the result of systemic acts of corporate negligence such as understaffing, underfunding, and the undertraining of employees. This article identifies and describes some of the lesser-known aspects associated with litigating personal injury claims against nursing homes in the current industry climate.

Read the full article by Attorney David J. Hoey here: The Intersection of Tort Law and Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Litigation. 

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