Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse
A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Kentucky will fight for your rights and the rights of your loved one in front of a jury if needed. Members of our team have ample trial experiencing trying lawsuits around the Southeast, including in Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Members of our team also have the experience in handling nursing home cases.
In recent years, there has been a rapid and alarming increase in nursing home neglect and abuse cases. The “baby boomer” generation is aging and nursing homes are often crowded, under staffed, or staffed with poorly trained individuals. Unfortunately, because abused residents are either unable to articulate or too afraid to report instances of neglect or abuse, the abuse/neglect often can go unnoticed. Signs of nursing home negligence and abuse include:
- Unexplained bruises or abrasions
- Signs of dehydration or malnutrition
- Frequent reports of “accidental” falls
- Failure to administer prescribed medication
- Physical assaults
- Death by bed-rail strangulation
- Failure to inform legal guardians of treatment plans.
If you notice these or other signs of Kentucky nursing home neglect or elder abuse resulting in serious injury to a loved one, we urge you speak with one of our Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Kentucky.
Of course, the most urgent concern is ensuring that your loved one is removed from the immediate harm and receives proper treatment. After ensuring this safety, our team of nursing home abuse lawyers in Kentucky will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your loved one’s case. This generally includes reviewing nursing home records, interviewing and obtaining statements from potential witnesses, speaking with experts on the potential likelihood of recovery in a case, and, as necessary, obtaining medical evidence and reports from experts to support a legal claim, if one exists.
To prevail in a nursing home negligence case in Kentucky, you must prove that: 1) The nursing home breached a duty of care to the injured resident, and 2) The nursing home’s breach of this standard of care, either through action or inaction of the nursing home staff, was the cause of the resident’s injury and resulting damage.
Depending on the circumstances of your specific case, there may be other causes of action against the nursing home/residential care facility. In some cases, nursing home negligence may be less obvious or its effects may not become apparent for a period of time. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured due to nursing home negligence, compensation for damages caused by this negligence may be available.
Be aware that in Kentucky, as in all other states, there are very strict time limits within which you must properly pursue a nursing home negligence claim. Your failure to do so within these strict time limits will time bar your claim from any recovery.
Nursing home negligence cases can be extremely complicated and expensive. Therefore, only serious and usually permanent injuries clearly resulting from nursing home negligence are economically worthy of pursuit.
Because of the two factors noted above, if you or a loved one has sustained serious injury that appears to be the clear result of nursing home negligence, we recommend you contact our team of nursing home abuse lawyers in Kentucky to evaluate your potential claim as soon as possible after its occurrence, or you have become aware of its occurrence.
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.