Let us try to help with Kentucky Nursing Home Negligence.
For the family of an elderly loved one, watching an elderly family member grow older and fall victim to the ailments of aging can be very hard. When caring for the elderly loved one has become too complicated, a family may make the difficult decision to entrust the care of the elder to a nursing home facility. Nursing home facilities often provide excellent care for elderly residents; however, due to various reasons, such as under staffing, inadequate training, or poorly paid employees, certain facilities may not fulfill their legal and ethical obligation to appropriately care for residents. This conduct is nursing home negligence.
For any family or friend who discovers their elderly loved one may be the subject of nursing home negligence, it can be absolutely devastating. The important thing for loved ones and the resident to understand is that they have legal rights and recourse if they, or the person they love, has been subject to abusive treatment. The nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys in our team can discuss your options with you.
Cases of nursing home abuse and neglect are unfortunately increasing across the country; as such, it is imperative for family and friends to be aware of the different types of abuse that may occur to ensure their loved one is not the subject of inappropriate treatment at the hands of those who are supposed to care for them. The following is information on three different types of nursing home negligence:
Nursing Home Physical Abuse: Physical abuse is any type of physical action, such as slapping, shoving, or kicking, which causes pain to the elderly resident. Broken bones, unexplained bruises, fractures, or lacerations may all be signs that physical abuse may have occurred.
Nursing Home Emotional and Mental Abuse: Any verbal or physical act that results in anguish, emotional suffering, or psychological disturbances can be considered emotional or mental abuse. Intimidating or insulting residents, or depriving them of essentials, can all cause emotional distress.
Nursing Home Neglect: Neglect is the failure of a facility to properly care for its residents. Signs that a nursing care facility is not providing adequate care include not maintaining proper hygiene and sanitation; deprivation of food and water; and a resident living in an unclean living environment. These are three of the more common types of abuse that may occur in a residential care facility, but other types of abuse may regrettably arise.
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.