May 2016

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Don’t Overlook This Potential Cause of Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing homes have a legal duty to provide reasonable care to residents. If that duty of care is breached and the resident is hurt or killed, then the nursing home may have been negligent and may be liable for the injuries or fatality that was…

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What Nursing Home Residents and Their Families Need to Know About the Kentucky Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Since 1978, the Kentucky Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has advocated for the aging population in nursing homes and other long-term care homes in each of Kentucky’s 120 counties. Understanding Ombudsmen Duties Kentucky’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program trains ombudsmen to resolve conflicts, stand up for residents’…

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When Is a Medication Error Considered Medical Malpractice?

Healthcare professionals are—or should be—aware of the risks involved when it comes to medication errors, and they should be well versed in how to prevent them. A medication error can result in irreversible damage, pain, and even death in some circumstances. It is the responsibility…

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