Holding Nursing Homes Accountable For Neglect And Abuse
When a senior suffers an injury in a nursing home, the staff may attempt to explain it away as the result of old age or poor health. The injury may instead be a sign of nursing home neglect or abuse.
Neglect and abuse of residents in Kentucky nursing homes happens far more often than we would like to believe. At the law firm of Satterley & Kelley PLLC in Louisville, our lawyers hold nursing homes accountable when they are negligent in caring for their residents.
Symptoms Of Nursing Home Neglect Or Abuse
The following are examples of injuries that may be due to neglect or of lax supervision or background checks of nursing home staff:
- Bedsores (also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers)
- Falls resulting in fractures or concussion
- Wandering and leaving the facility
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Prescription errors
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose serious illness
- Abuse and assault
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse such as theft
- Restraint injuries and strangulation
- Wrongful death
Your loved one may be entitled to compensation if their injury could have been prevented by following the appropriate standards of care. Our lawyers can assist you in seeking money for medical expenses, as well as pain, suffering and reduced quality of life. We can help answer your questions. The civil justice system can provide a strong motivation for nursing homes to provide proper care for their residents.
Want to know if the offer you’ve received is fair? We have 30 years of combined legal experience handling a wide range of personal injury claims. We know what to look for when determining whether a settlement is fair or not.
Speak To A Nursing Home Injury Attorney Today
Our lawyers will fight for your loved one to obtain the respectful care and compensation for injuries. To reach our Louisville office to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer at our firm, call 502-785-8758 (toll-free at 800-655-2117) or contact us online.