A previous post on this blog discussed the possible warning signs families can look for to determine whether their loved one is experiencing abuse or neglect at the hands of their nursing home.
Although no family ever wants to be in such a situation and many families work hard to avoid it, there is always the possibility that a family may actually discover evidence that their elderly or otherwise incapacitated friend or relative is not getting enough food, not being moved around in bed and thus developing sores or is otherwise being deprived of the basic nursing care patients in nursing homes need and have every right to expect.
When this happens, though, families have every right to hold the nursing home accountable for their actions or omissions, and they may also likely need to get some financial help so that they can get better care for their loved one and hopefully correct any harm done.
Our law office has successfully helped many Kentucky families get justice for their loved ones and the compensation they both need and deserve. While we have seen the extreme sort of cases in which a rogue employee or employees were downright abusive, we have also worked on cases where the negligence was not so clear cut, such as when there may have been an honest but unacceptable miscommunication between staff or when the nursing home, in an effort to save money, just did not hire enough employees.
The attorneys at our office do not accept excuses from nursing homes for their errors and omissions, and they work hard to use their experience and knowledge of nursing home law to make sure their clients get the best result possible under the circumstances.