Nursing Home Neglect Can Result In Serious Injury Or Death

Nursing homes provide a valuable and necessary service in our society. In some cases, a nursing home may violate its promise to care for patients adequately, and patients can suffer from neglect or abuse. This can result in serious injury or death. Neglect commonly involves:

  • Bed sores
  • Broken bones
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Physical abuse
  • Medication errors

While most nursing homes are staffed with caring and compassionate professionals, sometimes the "for-profit" nature of the business results in the needs of the patient not always being paramount. In many cases of nursing home neglect and abuse, inadequate staffing is the cause. Insufficient number of employees, inadequate training and education and lack of proper staff supervision can lead to the suffering of the patients in an extended care facility.

Nursing Homes Must Follow Guidelines

Nursing homes must follow strict federal and state guidelines. Federal law provides that each resident receives care to "attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being."

If you or a loved one is in a nursing home that is not providing the care they should, we can help. We know how to help families deal with nursing home neglect. Come in to our Henderson office whether you live in town or in the surrounding Kentucky or Indiana areas. Our attorneys will work with you.

Contact Us Today

If one of your loved ones has died or been seriously hurt as a result of nursing home staff negligence or abuse, call us at 270-844-8205 or provide details online.