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Nursing home neglect is a serious legal matter

Not every injury that occurs in a Hawaiian nursing home is a case of abuse or neglect. However, it is sadly common for residents of these types of facilities to suffer serious and sometimes life-threatening harm when they receive substandard care. Negligence is often the basis for nursing home abuse and neglect claims, and this post will introduce some of the ways that it may factor into a personal injury case.

A nursing home may be negligent in its duty to its residents if it does not employ the proper personnel to meet the residents' needs. This can include situations where employees are not properly trained on providing for the residents, and it can also include cases of inadequate staffing. Nursing home injuries can happen when the residents are not properly supervised or given the support that they require.

Also, negligence can arise in nursing homes when they fail to maintain the integrity of their facilities. Injuries can befall residents who slip on loose carpets or wet floors, who stumble because there is inadequate lighting and who are given dangerous furniture in their rooms. Nursing homes that do not maintain the safe operation of their equipment may also cause harm to their residents.

When negligence leads to a personal injury in a nursing home, the victim may want to pursue a case against the facility that failed to prevent their losses. Building a successful case requires a victim to meet many different requirements involved in a negligence case, so it is important for people pursuing such a claim to understand how the law applies to their unique circumstances.

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