Nursing Home Abuse
There Is No Excuse For Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities hold themselves out as safe place for elderly residents to get the daily care they need from competent, compassionate staff members. While many live up to this challenge, others allow residents to become victims of physical and verbal abuse at the hands of staff members or other residents.
At the law office of O’Brien Batten & Kirtley, PLLC, a Lexington, Kentucky, personal injury law firm, we are passionate about advocating on behalf of those nursing home residents who are subject to abuse. Our caring team of lawyers works hard to hold facilities and their staff accountable for negligence that allows abuse to occur.
Fighting For Justice In Cases Involving Abuse In Nursing Homes
Abuse in nursing homes can take many different forms, some more obvious to spot than others. In addition to violent acts which leave bruises or internal injuries, the improper use of restraints or drugs, such as sedatives, can constitute physical abuse. Elderly patients can also be the victims of sexual abuse, verbal abuse and emotional abuse.
If you have been victimized, or believe a loved one has, make the appropriate calls to the authorities and seek any necessary medical treatment – then call us. We can help you secure the compensation you deserve for nursing home abuse.