My loved one is a Louisville nursing home resident and suffered injury during a fire. If there was a lack of an emergency plan, can I file a claim?

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If your loved one is a resident of a Kentucky nursing home and suffered injury during a fire, you may be able to file a claim for lack of an emergency plan. But first you must prove this contributed to your loved one’s injuries at the nursing home. A nursing home attorney in Louisville can educate you on the telltale signs of an incomplete emergency plan and help gather evidence to substantiate your case. 

Some of the telltale signs of an incomplete or faulty emergency plan include: 

  • lack of collaboration with local emergency organizations;
  • lack of transportation for residents; and
  • lack of recommended staff instructions to care for residents during emergencies. 


In the days after the fire and resulting injuries, you don’t have to sit around idly, as you may be able to seek compensation on his or her behalf. You can start by doing the following: 

  • ask to see the nursing home’s emergency plan or Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) checklist;
  • consult with the long-term care ombudsman (advocate for nursing home residents) to see if nursing home personnel contacted them during the emergency; and
  • hire a nursing home attorney in Louisville to keep your case on track. 

When unexpected disasters like fires happen at your loved one’s Kentucky nursing home and injury results, you likely will have a lot of questions. Luckily, with the help of an experienced attorney, you don’t have to find the answers yourself. 

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