Nursing homes must be respectful of their patients and must provide them with appropriate care and treatment for all medical conditions, including urinary incontinence. If your loved one isn’t getting the care they deserve, contact a Louisville nursing home abuse attorney.
If you or a loved one is in a nursing home, and the staff has not attempted to create a plan to treat or manage urinary incontinence, you may be the victim of nursing home negligence. Individuals who have urinary incontinence problems ignored or who are left in soiled adult undergarments, clothing or bed sheets almost certainly have a case for nursing home neglect.
It is, however, your burden to prove nursing home neglect if you wish to recover damages. To prove nursing home neglect, you will need to show by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not) that the nursing home failed in some way. Submitting evidence from witnesses to indicate that patients were left soiled is an example of the type of evidence that can be useful in helping to prove that the nursing home was neglectful. Medical treatment and staff records can also be helpful in proving a case of nursing home neglect related to urinary incontinence.
A Louisville nursing home abuse attorney can help you to prove neglect by assisting you in subpoenaing records from the nursing home, lining up witnesses and getting medical experts to testify on your behalf regarding harm that resulted from the nursing home's failure to treat or manage urinary incontinence properly.
Contact a Louisville Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
The Louisville nursing home abuse attorneys at Gray & White can help if you or a loved one has experienced nursing home abuse or neglect related to urinary incontinence. Contact us today at 502-210-8942 or toll free at 888-450-4456 to schedule a free consultation to learn about your options in nursing home abuse cases.