Nursing Home Neglect & Elder Abuse Lawyers in Louisville, Kentucky
What is classified as nursing-home abuse?
Nursing home abuse includes the sub-standard care provided by the caregivers at a nursing home to residents who are often elderly, frail, helpless, and dependent on another for their daily needs. Given their age, residents may also have other health conditions that require medical attention and nursing care, which if not provided per the standard of care can result in further deterioration of their health and well-being. Residents are also vulnerable and can be the subject of abuse, which could be physical (by use of restraints or corporeal punishment,), chemical (by use of unnecessary medications), sexual, and/or verbal. Their struggle and difficulties in self-expression make residents the victims of neglect in not being provided hygienic living conditions, personal hygiene care, appropriate nutrition, adequate hydration, proper medication management, and not being provided a dignified quality of life.
Who can be held liable for the nursing home abuse of a senior member of my family?
Anybody that participated in the care that led to an injury, whether that be an individual or corporate entity.
If an elderly loved one has suffered severe emotional or physical trauma caused by someone else, how can they be compensated?
The law allows the injured, elderly person to be compensated in terms of monetary damages. In those circumstances where they die as a result of the wrongdoing, per Kentucky law their Estate can make a claim. A spouse may also have a loss of consortium claim under certain circumstances.
Can a person sue their elderly loved one’s individual caretaker as well as any care facility in which he or she was living?
Depending on the circumstances, an elderly person may be able to bring a claim against a caretaker, care facility, or both. We will thoroughly investigate the case to identify all of the responsible parties.
What are other types of cases that involve the vulnerable?
Just like nursing home residents, there are many other populations of individuals that face similar situations. Other types of facilities where vulnerable individual are injured because of sub-standard care of conditions include assisted-living communities, behavioural centers, memory care facilities, long-term acute care facilities, and rehabilitation facilities, to name a few. The Louisville nursing home abuse attorneys at Hance & Srinivasan, PLLC, will be the voice for the vulnerable and victims of abuse and neglect.