Filing a Kentucky Nursing Home Lawsuit for Food Poisoning from Neglect (Part A)

You could be entitled to file a Kentucky nursing home lawsuit if someone you love suffered severe or fatal injuries stemming from food poisoning. A KY nursing home neglect lawyer will take the time to evaluate your case and determine if you have a legitimate claim against a caregiver and/or facility.

Proving that a caregiver or nursing home facility acted in a negligent manner can be challenging. You will need to establish that your loved one’s injuries were preventable. This will require adequate evidence, which is why speaking to a lawyer who handles nursing home claims is the best route to take.

Food Poisoning Risks in Older Adults

You would assume that the nursing home center that takes care of your loved one would be ensuring that food is prepared safely. However, this may not be the case. 

When an older adult suffers a food-borne illness, it could lead to serious, even fatal, consequences. As we age, our ability to fight bacteria decreases. And with older adults who already suffer from medical conditions and compromised immune systems, the risk of devastating consequences is elevated.

When unsafe handling or poorly prepared foods are the cause of your loved one’s injuries, a Kentucky nursing home lawsuit may be able to address the losses suffered. Consulting with a KY nursing home neglect lawyer is the best way to learn what legal options may be available.

Symptoms of Food Poisoning

The symptoms of food poisoning may include: 
  • diarrhea;
  • upset stomach;
  • fever;
  • stomach cramps;
  • vomiting; and
  • dehydration. 
Severe illness or even death may occur if an older adult suffers from food poisoning. It is important that a doctor examines the resident. In some cases, it may require hospitalization or close monitoring. 

Considering the consequences your loved one may face, it’s advisable to speak with an attorney who can help you through litigation at 1-888-450-4456.

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Matthew L. White
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