In some cases, negligent staff could be responsible for the harm a resident has suffered. However, it’s often residents who physically, sexually, or verbally abuse other residents. This is known as resident-on-resident abuse, and it’s far too common in nursing homes.
Ultimately, the business that owns the negligent nursing home could be held responsible for the oversight, negligence, or outright abuse occurring in their facilities. It’s these businesses’ responsibility to ensure residents are kept safe, whether that’s from staff members or other residents.
If you aren’t sure who is responsible for your loved one’s abuse, contact the Augusta nursing home abuse lawyer M. Austin Jackson to discuss your case at no cost.