Thursday, December 29, 2011

Nursing Home Negligence Legal Basics

Violations of nursing home standards of conduct are actionable under the Nursing Home Care Act 210 ILCS 45/1-101.  It follows that nursing home actions are creatures of statute.  Specifically:
"an owner, licensee, administrator, employee or agent of a facility shall not abus or neglect a resident.  It is the duty of any facility employee or agent who becomes aware of such abuse or neglect to report it as provided in "The Abused and Neglected Long Term Facility Residents Reporting Act."
There are several claims that are often brought in conjunction with Nursing Home Care Act claims including but not limited to negligence, breach of contract, and medical malpractice.
Claims under the nursing home act should be brought against the owner of the nursing home facility and the licensee of the facility.

An attorney at Law Offices of Adam J. Zayed, P.C. will be able to assist with any questions or concerns regarding a nursing home negligence issue.

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