Help for Kentucky Nursing Home Sexual Assault
Nursing home residents are easy targets of physical or sexual abuse because of their physical dependence on others. Many residents cannot communicate, and therefore cannot report abuse themselves. Maltreatment of the elderly is absolutely unacceptable, and deserves severe punishment to both the perpetrator and the nursing home that allowed abuse to occur.
Physical abuse encompasses both sexual assault and any form of physical assault or maltreatment. A resident may not be able to speak for themselves, but their physical condition can reveal warning signs of nursing home abuse. These signs include unexplained cuts, bruises, burns, and broken bones. If you believe that a relative has been physically or sexually abused by a nursing home employee, or by a fellow nursing home resident, it is crucial to take action immediately.
In some circumstances, if a nursing home uses physical or chemical restraints on a resident and that physical or chemical restrain causes injury to the resident, the nursing may be liable for damages.
In other circumstances, though there may be no physical signs of verbal abuse, cruel verbal treatment of a nursing home resident can be one of the most debilitating forms of nursing home abuse. Our Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers are willing to represent your loved ones that need complex psychological and medical assessment to prove the presence of such treatment in court. While the signs of such abuse may not be immediately present, its effects can be devastating, leading to mental problems, sickness, and even death.
Do not hesitate to report the abuse to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and remove the resident from the home as soon as possible. Then call our injury attorneys who have decades of experience helping clients and can help you seek justice for your loved one.
Taking action against abusive staff and negligent nursing homes sends a strong message that these actions will not be tolerated. We are happy to discuss your potential case with you and go over all of your legal options in a free and confidential consultation. You will never pay any fees unless we successfully resolve your case, so contact us today to learn more.
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.