When you place a loved one in the care of a nursing home, you should be able to trust that the staff and management at the facility will treat your family member with compassion and respect. In fact, federal law and the laws of most states require nursing home facilities to provide an environment that maintains the highest possible physical, mental, and psycho-social well-being of residents. Unfortunately, reports of nursing home residents suffering from accidental injuries, malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores, and medication errors are far too common.
At Becker Law Office, our dedicated Kentucky nursing home abuse attorneys have more than 30 years of experience helping families whose loved ones have been hurt or neglected in unsafe facilities. In fact, we have seen so many of these terrible cases that we wrote a guide for families to help them select a safe long-term care facility How to Choose the Right Nursing Home.
If you suspect or know that your loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, contact us now. Our legal team will work quickly to:
- Protect your loved one from further harm
- Fight to hold the at-fault party(s) accountable
- Pursue the compensation your family needs and the justice your loved one deserves
How Our Kentucky
Nursing Home Abuse
Lawyers Can Help You
Although there are federal and state agencies responsible for investigating allegations of abuse and neglect at nursing homes, these agencies are not responsible for ordering compensation for victims of abuse. In these types of cases, families often face expensive medical bills and ongoing long-term care expenses, while victims cope with immense pain and suffering. In the most tragic cases, families must deal with funeral and burial expenses on top of grief over the loss of a loved one.
In order to pursue compensation for these losses, you will need a nursing home abuse lawyer who has extensive experience in these types of cases, as well as in-depth knowledge of the laws governing the industry.
At Becker Law Office, families rely on our compassionate legal team to:
Confront the management/owners of the facility.
Immediately launch an investigation to document all evidence of neglect and abuse.
Work in coordination with investigators from state agencies and law enforcement.
Review any past records documenting abuse or neglect by the same staff member(s) or by the facility.
Guide you on how to keep track of losses beyond medical bills.
Demand the compensation your loved one and your family deserve.
The skilled personal injury attorneys at Becker Law Office have negotiated countless nursing home abuse settlements for deserving families across Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee. And although we are able to settle many claims without going to trial, our team does not back down from a fight. Our law firm partners with the respected trial attorneys at Bubalo Law PLC to take claims to court when necessary, which means our clients get two law firms for the price of one.
Signs of Nursing
Home Neglect and Abuse
Abuse of a nursing home resident is the intentional infliction of physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, or financial harm. Neglect, which is a form of abuse, involves withholding food, shelter, health care, or protection that a vulnerable person depends on the nursing home staff to provide.
Some of the common signs of nursing home neglect and abuse include: