In July 2011, a lawsuit was filed in Kentucky against a nursing home that was accused of not only defrauding Medicare and Medicaid, but also failing to provide adequate care to the residents.
Between 2004 and 2008, a number of patients sustained serious injuries as a result of bedsores, dehydration and a lack of bathing. There were also 5 deaths that resulted from the failed care.
Nursing homes are required to treat illnesses or injuries, such as bedsores. They are also required to provide necessary and proper nutrition, including water. And they are also required to care for patient's hygienic needs.
Failure to do any of these things could result in serious consequences. Not only could the patient be at risk of injuries, but the nursing home also could be held liable.
It can be a frightening experience, to know that a loved one has been the victim of neglect or abuse in a Kentucky nursing home, but your loved one has rights that should be defended and protected. By consulting with Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers, you can learn what legal options are available to your loved one and your family.
Don't delay in seeking counsel. You may be able to receive compensation for the injuries your loved one has suffered.
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.