Causes Leading to a Kentucky Nursing Home Patient Suffering an Impacted Bowel

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Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers may be able to help if your loved one is a nursing home patient with an impacted bowel and has suffered serious or life-threatening complications. You should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to learn what your loved one’s rights are and what you can do to protect him or her.

Here are some things that can lead to a nursing home patient suffering from an impacted bowel: 

  • bedridden (lack of movement);
  • lack of exercise;
  • poor diet;
  • not enough water;
  • anticholinergic medications; and
  • overuse of anti-diarrhea medicine. 

These are usually preventable causes. Failure to care for and monitor a patient properly is an example of nursing home neglect. Whether it occurs with a patient’s diet, exercise program or recognition of signs of an impacted bowel, neglect may lead to the filing of a claim.

When a nursing home patient has an impacted bowel and suffers serious complications, compensation for injuries may be available. In addition to medical expenses, he or she may be entitled to other damages such as pain and suffering. It would be in your best interest to seek counsel from Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers. 

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