When you entrust a loved one to a nursing home’s care, you expect compassionate, respectful treatment. In fact, federal law and most state laws require nursing homes to maintain residents’ highest possible physical, mental, and social well-being.
Sadly, reports of nursing home residents suffering from accidental injuries, malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores, and medication errors are common. We see new cases all the time.
Our dedicated legal team has more than 30 years of experience helping families whose loved ones have been hurt or neglected in unsafe facilities. Our attorneys have seen so many of these tragic cases that they wrote a guide to help families choose a safe long-term care facility. Making a well-informed choice on a facility may increase the odds that your family member will be treated well.
Meanwhile, if you think that your loved one has been abused or neglected in an assisted living facility, contact our Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers. They can work quickly to protect loved ones from further harm, fight to hold the right parties accountable, pursue the compensation your family needs, and get the justice your loved one deserves.
Becker Law Office is committed to providing legal support to those who believe they – or their loved ones – are victims of abuse or neglect.
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Nursing home employees can abuse a resident by inflicting physical, emotional, psychological, or financial harm on purpose.
Neglect is a form of abuse, but it involves withholding food, shelter, health care, or protection that a vulnerable person depends on nursing home staff to provide. Neglect is more passive than abuse – but can still cause serious harm.
A nursing home can also harm patients by cutting costs or by hiring, training, or supervising its employees carelessly.
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If you suspect a nursing home resident is receiving inadequate care or being abused, you should make written notes of what you have observed. You may also want to take pictures with your cell phone. Take your concerns first to the nursing home administrator or nursing supervisor. Listen carefully to his or her explanation. The nursing supervisor or home administrator should be willing to address your specific concerns and offer a satisfactory explanation. If not, you should take further action.
In the event of suspected nursing home abuse, the guardian of a nursing home resident can remove the patient from the long-term care facility. This should be done in coordination with contacting local authorities to report the suspected abuse or neglect. You can contact a knowledgeable Kentucky nursing home abuse attorney at Becker Law Office who handles elderly neglect and maltreatment cases and discuss the situation.
If a valid nursing home negligence claim is established, the victim and his or her family may recover damages that compensate for the costs of medical treatment, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Individuals may also be eligible to recover compensation for wrongful death and punitive damages.
Our Kentucky nursing home neglect lawyers are experienced in preparing cases thoroughly for settlement and seeking a full recovery on behalf of the loved one and family. They prepare each case as if it is heading to court to improve leverage in negotiations.Call Us for a Free Evaluation
Nursing home residents depend on the facility’s staff for care and services. Their frailty makes them vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Neglect can range from failing to provide the proper nourishment and hygiene to failure to care properly for wounds or bedsores.
Becker Law Office wants to help you stop the mistreatment of your loved one and play a role in forcing Kentucky nursing homes to provide the care that elderly and frail residents deserve. There is no cost to have a nursing home abuse attorney at Becker Law Office review the potential neglect or abuse and discuss your legal options.
If our firm believes neglect or abuse is occurring, our attorneys will move quickly to protect your loved one and their rights. To schedule a free discussion of your suspected nursing home neglect case, call (877) 475-8264 or contact us online today.
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