What are common injuries or illnesses that develop due to Kentucky nursing home neglect or abuse?

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Although it should never happen, there are common illnesses and injuries that can result from nursing home neglect or abuse in Kentucky. When your loved one has suffered a serious or fatal nursing home injury, compensation may be available.

The most common ways that residents of nursing homes suffer illness or injuries is through a failure to meet their needs (neglect) and physical abuse. These types of injuries are almost always preventable.

Some of the most common illnesses and injuries that develop from neglect or abuse include: 

  • malnutrition;
  • dehydration;
  • bedsores;
  • broken bones;
  • infections;
  • complications of not receiving medication (or incorrect kind/dosage); and
  • death

Sometimes a resident may suffer injuries that can’t be seen or aren’t as obvious, such as emotional, financial or sexual abuse. Any type of neglect or abuse inflicted on the elderly is inexcusable.

Those who are entrusted to care for your loved one have an obligation to provide good, quality care. If not, they can be held liable for any resulting injuries.

When you believe that a nursing home injury was caused by a deliberate act of abuse or failure to provide adequate care, you may be able to file a claim. A claim can address compensation that may be available such as medical expenses, mental anguish, pain and suffering, wrongful death, and more.

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.