Posted on January 8, 2015

You can’t go back and change what happened. You can’t prevent your loved one from dying in a nursing home, but you can go back, examine the facts, and determined why it happened. You can learn what caused your loved one’s death and whether the nursing home could have done anything to prevent another resident from attacking your loved one.

And It’s Important That You Do So

You should determine whether the nursing home could have prevented your loved one’s death because it is relevant to whether nursing home negligence was a cause of your loved one’s death. Your loved one was a nursing home resident and as such the nursing home owed her a duty of care. This included taking reasonable steps to prevent her from being attacked by another nursing home resident.

Reasonable steps to prevent a resident on resident attack may include:

  • Assessing each resident.
  • Being aware of the relationship between residents.
  • Watching for warning signs of aggression.
  • Regular resident checks to promptly respond to any problems.

In these ways, and others, nursing homes may prevent nursing home residents from attacking one another.

If the nursing home failed to provide your loved one with reasonable care, if she was hurt by another resident as a result, and if she died from those injuries, then your family may be able to hold the nursing home accountable and to recover damages. To learn more, please browse our related articles listed on this page and read a FREE copy of our report, Critical Information to Know Before Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kentucky.

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.

Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law