Putting a loved one in a nursing home is one of the most difficult decisions that a family will ever make. Many families spend a significant amount of time researching potential nursing homes, only to later learn that they were deceived by the nursing home's promises that their loved one would be treated with respect and dignity. On the contrary, many times our elderly family members die in nursing homes because of abuse or neglect by the nursing home staff members.
The Louisville medical malpractice attorneys at Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger PLC have represented numerous individuals and families who have been injured as a result of nursing home abuse and neglect. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis to help families throughout Kentucky.
A family member should watch for signs of physical assault and battery, sexual assault and battery, rape, molestation, unreasonable use of physical restraints, unreasonable use of drug restraints, failure to provide sufficient food and water, pressure sores, and blackened eyes, wounds, cuts, fractures or bruises. Additionally, sometimes the patients are seriously injured or killed when they are allowed to wander or elope from the facility because of lack of adequate supervision.
When you trust the care of your loved one to a nursing home, you expect to receive a high-level of professional care. When this falls short, it’s important that you seek representation to prevent the same abuse and neglect from happening to others.
If your loved one has experienced any of the above or has received an injury requiring emergency medical attention, such as a hip fracture, please call (502) 565-0035 or contact us online to speak with the Louisville personal injury lawyers at Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger PLC for a free consultation.