Kentucky Nursing Home Alzheimer’s Injuries
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: AN OVERVIEW
According to a fact sheet developed by the Alzheimer’s Association in 2013, 83,494 Americans died as a result of Alzheimer’s disease in 2010. These staggering numbers reveal that in the United States, Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading overall cause of and the 5th for people over 65. The facts also reveal that 61% of 70-year-olds with Alzheimer’s die within ten years, compared to only 30% of 70-year-olds who do not suffer from Alzheimer’s. What makes these numbers especially troubling is that we still have no way to prevent, slow down or cure Alzheimer’s disease and as a result one third of all seniors will die with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia.
We are sure to see an increase in the number of people who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease as our population ages. With this increase will also come an increase in the need for long-term care.
Our team of lawyers is ready to help individuals and families who are seeking answers surrounding their rights when a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia is seriously injured or killed in a hospital, nursing home, assisted living facility or while receiving home healthcare services.
ATTORNEYS FIGHTING FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S AND OTHER DEMENTIA’S
The rights of residents suffering from dementia are the same as everyone else. People suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s require a significant level of care to thrive in a long-term care setting. Unfortunately, many nursing home residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s do not receive the care and treatment they deserve. This can be due to a number of factors and problems, including nursing home overpopulation, under-staffing and improper training in long-term care facilities.
When nursing homes fail to deliver the proper care and support to residents with Alzheimer’s and residents suffer serious injuries or death, families should take action to hold wrongdoers accountable. Some of the most common types of injury or wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of residents with dementia involve (1) Verbal, physical or sexual abuse, (2) Wandering/elopement, (3) Fall injuries, (4) Bed sores, (5) Medication errors or over-medication, and (6) Choking.
Sadly, many members of this vulnerable population cannot speak up for themselves when injustices occur. That is why it is crucial for families to understand the signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse and neglect and take action immediately if a loved one suffers injuries at the hands of negligent staff in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or while receiving home healthcare services. Contact our Kentucky Alzheimer’s attorneys at 866-447-0150 or contact us online and a lawyer from our firm will call you back to discuss your potential case.
No Recovery, No Fee in Nursing Home Injury Cases
We take cases on a contingent basis, meaning that there is generally no cost to you unless we are able to recover a settlement or judgment on your behalf. We also front all litigation costs, meaning you need no money down to hire us as your attorneys. Litigation costs can include filing fees, court reporter fees for deposition, copying costs, experts, and travel. If you recover via trial or settlement, we are reimbursed our fronting of litigation costs out of any damages you are awarded. The actual percentage agreement between our firm and our clients may differ depending on each case. We invite you to contact us to discuss in more detail how we can help you, but please remember if there is no recovery, there is no fee.