Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse in Louisville
Trusted Louisville Medical Malpractice Attorneys
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.
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.
What Is Abuse & Neglect?
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.
- Nursing home abuse and neglect manifests itself in many ways, including:
- Physical abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Neglect in providing assistance with daily living tasks