Nursing home abuse or neglect may be a criminal matter in Kentucky. However, even if a criminal case is brought by the state, families should still contact Louisville nursing home abuse attorneys.
There are several reasons why it is important to contact a nursing home abuse attorney in Louisville, even if a criminal case is brought. Specifically:
- Criminal cases have different standards that must be met. Generally, the standard of proof is higher and it is possible that a criminal case will result in a finding of not guilty, while a finding of abuse or neglect may be made in a civil court.
- An injured nursing home resident will not recover anything in the criminal case. A criminal case is brought on behalf of the people of Kentucky and may result in a punishment for the person who committed the abuse or neglect. However, the victim may not recover compensation. A civil case may help the victim recover for his or her past, current and future medical bills, rehabilitation costs, out-of-pocket expenses, physical pain and emotional suffering.
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.