Dangers to Look for When You Visit a Loved One in a Nursing Home After Coronavirus

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older woman wearing mask in nursing homeMany of our clients have been unable to visit their loved ones who are currently living in nursing homes in Kentucky. Hopefully, the coronavirus will soon be a distant memory, and life will return to normal.

Once you are allowed to visit your family member, it is very important to take a close look at their living conditions in the nursing home. Many of the nursing homes in Kentucky have been operating at reduced staff in less-than-ideal conditions. This means that residents are at an even higher risk for harm while in the nursing home.

Covid-19 has created a need for you to be extra vigilant to ensure the nursing home is staying on top of your loved one’s care. When you go to visit, make sure they are receiving sufficient skincare, food, fluids, personal grooming, and social interaction. If you notice anything that causes concern, let the Director of Nursing (DON) and Administrator know immediately.

Negligent care or treatment in a nursing home can cause detrimental or fatal injuries. If you believe your loved one has suffered a serious injury or death due to negligent care in a nursing home, long-term care facility, or hospital, your loved one or family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our Kentucky nursing home injury attorneys at Gray and White to obtain a free consultation and case evaluation.

Common Nursing Home Injury Claims

The attorneys at Gray and White have years of experience handling complex nursing home negligence lawsuits. While there are many injury claims in which we have pursued lawsuits, some of the more common claims include:

  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Falls and fractures
  • Bedsores or pressure ulcers
  • Negligent care
  • Restraint injuries or strangulation
  • Wandering away from the facility
  • Abuse or assault
  • Wrongful death

If your loved one has suffered from an error in medical treatment under a nursing home’s care, a potential malpractice lawsuit may ensue. Possible cases include:

  • Prescription errors
  • Medical negligence
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose

Statute of Limitations for Nursing Home Negligence

All nursing home negligence claims have a statute of limitations, which is the deadline by which a lawsuit must be filed. For this reason, it is imperative to have a qualified attorney examine your nursing home negligence case as soon as possible to ensure your loved one’s rights are protected.

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Obtain a free consultation now and have our nursing home abuse attorneys review the cause of your loved one’s injuries to determine if your loved one may be entitled to financial compensation. There is no obligation to hire our attorneys to handle your nursing home negligence lawsuit if you request a free consultation.

All of the nursing home cases at Gray and White are managed under a contingency fee. This means that you will never have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses. Our Louisville nursing home abuse attorneys do not receive any fees unless they obtain compensation for nursing home negligence.