The laws of most states require that nursing home facilities provide the necessary care and services in order to maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psycho-social well-being of each resident. Reports of residents suffering from malnutrition, dehydration, and pressure sores are far too common, as are instances of medication errors by nursing home employees. Many nursing homes are understaffed resulting in injuries and deaths by patients left unattended.
As injury lawyers, we have found that nursing home neglect has been spreading throughout the nation, not just in Kentucky. It has been estimated that up to 30% of nursing home facilities commit some sort of neglect on their patients.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of nursing home neglect, contact a Kentucky nursing home abuse attorney at Gary S. Logsdon & Associates today for a Free Case Evaluation about your case.
In order to ensure the safety of your loved one, it is important to research and visit multiple nursing home facilities recommended by your doctor or other health care professionals. Find a facility that is suitable and fits your needs or the needs of your loved one. It is recommended to drop-in multiple times to talk to them about their services, activities and special needs provided for each individual patient/resident.
The CDC statistics estimate that 44% percent of all persons who were age 65+ in 2016 will use nursing home facilities at some point in their remaining years. The companies that operate nursing homes have come under close scrutiny in recent years due to the high number of injuries and deaths of nursing home residents.
There are thousands of individuals who are dependent upon nursing homes to meet their daily needs. If you or a loved one has been neglected while under the care of a nursing home, contact our law firm today to speak to a nursing home neglect attorney about your case. We are dedicated to helping fight abuse throughout Kentucky. Our personal injury lawyers are committed to helping those who do not receive the nursing home care the law requires.