If my loved one contracts an STD while in a nursing home, can the center be held liable for abuse in Louisville, Kentucky?

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If your loved one contracted an STD (sexually transmitted disease) while in a nursing home, it may be possible to hold the center liable. A Louisville nursing home abuse attorney explains ways in which a center for seniors may be found liable for your loved one’s injuries and/or illnesses. 

Nursing home staff should be aware of the possibility of sexual activity among residents. Employees should be aware of any inappropriate actions made by other residents and protect those who may become possible victims. 

You may think that the older you become, the less sexually active you are, but in fact, adults may still have sex well into their 90s, having intercourse at least once a week or every other week, according to the publication of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the Elderly: What You Need to Know. 

On the other hand, there is also the possibility that your loved one was the subject of nursing home abuse by a staff member. Either case may warrant a claim, as long as evidence can be collected that proves negligence existed. 

Furthermore, since the disease can stay with an individual for a long time, it may have been contracted years ago but can still be passed on by other means such as blood transfusions. Detecting an STD is important so that the proper treatment can be administered. Otherwise, it may lead to serious complications. If an STD is not treated and it leads to further transmission, the facility potentially may be held liable. 

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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.