A Bradford, PA man is suing The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center and Bradford Hospital for failing to properly supervise its residents. In the lawsuit, the victim alleges that the staff’s lack of supervision resulted in a fellow resident attacking him and causing him to lose a testicle. The lack of supervision is especially egregious because the attacker had a known history of violent behavior.
Nursing homes and care facilities have a duty to properly supervise all residents in order to ensure their safety and well being. Nursing homes are known for under staffing in order to protect their bottom line, as well as underpaying employees and skimping on adequate training needed to successfully perform their job. Instances such as the one highlighted in this lawsuit are an unfortunately common occurrence in America’s nursing homes.