Common signs of nursing home neglect include unsanitary conditions, bedsores and dehydration, all of which can lead to serious health problems.
If you ever suspect that your loved one is suffering from nursing home neglect, you should document your concerns in writing. This documentation can be used as evidence if you decide to file a Kentucky nursing home neglect claim.
Your documentation should include the following:
- visible signs of nursing home neglect including pictures or video, if possible (it would be a good idea to take a photo of your loved one before they moved to the nursing home, to show they lacked bruising or were at a healthy weight);
- the date you started suspecting nursing home neglect;
- the name and title of the nursing home staff member with whom you discussed your concerns;
- the response you received from the staff; and
- whether management took any steps to correct the problems.
If the nursing home management ignores your complaints or insists that there is no problem, you can get the help of a Louisville nursing home neglect attorney. Your attorney will work hard to gather evidence and hold all negligent parties accountable for your loved one's suffering. In some cases, you may be eligible for damages for current and future medical treatment and pain and suffering.
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Contacting a Louisville Nursing Home Neglect Attorney
If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect, a Louisville nursing home neglect attorney at Gray and White Law can help you handle every aspect of your nursing home neglect claim. If your loved one has been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case - 1-888-450-4456 or 502-210-8942.