Our dedicated team of Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers to help you recognize and stop the abuse, and help you select a nursing home where your loved one will be treated with the respect and care deserved.
When you entrust a loved one to a nursing home’s care, you expect compassionate, respectful treatment. 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.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of abuse or neglect in a Kentucky nursing home, it's important to know that you have legal options. Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers specialize in representing individuals and their families in cases of mistreatment in long-term care facilities. These lawyers can help you understand your rights and guide you through the legal process of seeking justice and compensation for the harm that you or your loved one has suffered. They can also help ensure that the nursing home is held accountable for its actions and that steps are taken to prevent future abuse.
The National Center of Elder Abuse (NCEA) defines elder abuse as the intentional act, mistreatment, or failure to act by a caregiver which causes a risk of harm to a senior citizen. The common forms of abuse include neglect, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, abandonment as well as financial exploitation. Push On Each Red Flag to Learn More
Neglect involves a lack of care or duty to an elder.
Physical abuse refers to physical force that can take the form of hitting, slapping, shoving, or rough handling while moving, bathing, feeding, or administering medication.
Emotional abuse refers to use of psychological manipulation and non-physical acts to cause an elderly person pain, distress, and mental anguish. Can involve intimidation, threats, ridicule, or manipulation.
Sexual abuse is in the form of non-consensual sexual contact with an elderly person. This could occur due to manipulation, deceit, or physical force.
Financial abuse can involve staff members stealing a resident’s possessions or money. It also may involve withdrawing funds from a resident’s accounts without consent or having the resident make large withdrawals.
Becker Law Office is committed to providing legal support to those who believe they – or their loved ones – are victims of abuse or neglect. Download our free eBook today for details on residents’ rights in a nursing home. Learn how you or a loved one may be a victim of nursing home abuse and may be owed compensation.
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An overall rating is given for each facility, as well as a rating for health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. You can find a Kentucky nursing home by ZIP code, by city, or by name. To qualify for federal funding – which provides the lion’s share of nursing home care income – facilities must submit to inspections by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”). Trained state inspectors in Kentucky carry out the health and fire safety investigations in nursing homes as part of an agreement between the states and the federal government. The inspection process evaluates all major aspects of care in a nursing home. The inspections also identify safety requirement deficiencies, such as protection from fire hazards.
In Kentucky, YOU HAVE 1 YEAR from the time you discover abuse to act. Becker Law can tell you FOR FREE whether you have a case. CALL US NOW. There is no downside and you and your loved one may need help. 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.
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.
In Kentucky, victims generally have one year from the discovery of an injury to bring a nursing home neglect or abuse lawsuit. 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.
Neglect and abuse can leave a victim physically and mentally traumatized. A nursing home neglect claim can seek compensation for the medical treatment the victim needs as a result of the neglect or trauma he or she suffered. The expenses can include medication, surgery, rehabilitation, therapy, and any other treatment necessary to help the victim recover.
When a nursing home resident suffers due to abuse or misconduct by a staff member, the victim may have a right to seek punitive damages. This compensation is meant to punish the wrongdoer and should send a clear message to others to not engage in that behavior. Punitive damages only apply is special situations. An attorney can review your case and let you know if punitive damages may be appropriate to seek.
A nursing home neglect claim can include compensation for the pain and suffering of a victim. When a victim is neglected, the quality of his or her life may be seriously reduced. The victim may also experience significant pain from the ordeal, both physically and mentally. These problems can have a negative impact on every aspect of a victim’s life.
You need legal intervention to stop the abuse. You need our attorneys. For over 30 years our office has represented people like you who were wronged by the negligence of others. If you think that your loved one has been abused or neglected in an assisted living facility, contact our Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers.
You need someone who can work quickly to protect your loved one from further harm, fight to hold the right parties accountable, pursue the compensation your family needs, and get the justice your loved one deserves. You get advice for free and we get paid only when we recover compensation for you and your loved one.
We will move quickly to protect your loved one and their rights. To schedule a free discussion of your suspected nursing home neglect case, call (502) 333-3333 or contact us online today.
With over THREE DECADES of experience representing clients, Becker Law Office is committed to providing real results for clients. Your personal injury claim will get personalized, attentive legal advocacy with our firm. Below are some results our recent clients have realized while working with Becker Law Office:
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