Are all Kentucky nursing home resident injuries the result of abuse or neglect?

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No. Sometimes, Kentucky nursing home residents suffer injuries that are not the result of nursing home abuse or neglect. Instead, the injuries may occur as a result of medication side effects, the normal progression of disease, or in other ways that the nursing home couldn’t prevent.

However, sometimes it is the nursing home that is responsible for a resident’s injuries. A Kentucky nursing home may be liable for a resident’s injuries if those injuries were the result of abuse or neglect. Generally, nursing home abuse occurs when someone in the nursing home acts deliberately to cause a resident injury. Some examples of abuse may include hitting, kicking, or verbally assaulting a resident. Nursing home neglect generally occurs when staff fail to act reasonably in their care of an individual. There are many ways in which neglect may occur. For example, a resident’s fall, malnutrition, medication error, bedsores, or failure to get needed medical help may be considered neglect.

It is against the law for a nursing home to abuse or neglect a resident in Kentucky. If you believe that your loved one has been injured because of nursing home abuse or neglect, then it is important to contact a lawyer experienced with nursing home abuse cases. We may be able to help you understand your loved one’s rights and fight for the recovery that your loved one deserves. 

Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?

If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.