Businesses, institutions, and organizations all have a lot of moving pieces, making it extremely hard to ensure that adequate attention is being paid to each individual facet of the operation. Hospitals, for example, have to make sure that their work is organized and running smoothly, as peoples’ lives could be in danger. They must make sure, however, that paying attention to the day to day operations does not take attention away from other area of the practice, such as making good and appropriate hiring decisions. In all businesses and organizations, but hospitals in particular, the hiring stage is crucial and must be done with extreme care. If a hospital were to hire someone who was not qualified or prone to mistakes, that could result in real harm. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
A former patient of East Niagara Hospital has filed a lawsuit against the hospital, alleging that they negligently hired an employee who then began an abusive relationship with the former patient. According to reports, former behavioral health assistant Timothy Laubacker had been giving mental health treatment to the plaintiff when he developed an inappropriate, manipulative, and abusive relationship with her.
The lawsuit alleges that the hospital should have done its due diligence in hiring Laubacker, as there had been earlier allegations related to child-pornography. The suit also claims that the hospital was negligent in retaining Laubacker when it should have been fully aware of his actions. Laubacker himself has also been named as the defendant in a lawsuit alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!