The Impact of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse on Facility Costs in Kentucky (Part B)

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As Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers will explain, nursing home neglect and abuse comes in many forms:  

  • malnutrition;
  • financial exploitation;
  • a failure to dispense necessary medication;
  • lack of dental care; and
  • so much more.  

Yet preventive measures, proper training and employing qualified workers could reduce the number of incidences. Nursing home facilities may be able to implement programs that, although costly, could cut down on other expenses associated with neglect and abuse. This could save money in the long run.

Of course, the financial costs are just one factor to be considered. Even deeper than the financial aspect are the emotional and physical costs suffered. Residents can suffer dehydration, which can eventually lead to organ failure and death, or their medication could be withheld, which could lead to the exacerbation of their medical condition. Emotional abuse can lead to feelings of fear and shame. 

When a resident is the victim of neglect or abuse, their quality of life can also be significantly reduced as they may develop additional health problems that could have been prevented. It may even result in death.

Take Action against Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse

You may be wondering what your rights are if you believe that your loved one has been the victim of neglect or abuse. Compensation could be available that addresses more than just the medical expenses incurred. There may be additional damages available for your loved one’s pain and suffering, mental anguish and more.

If your loved one suffered fatal injuries as a result of neglect or abuse, the family may be entitled to compensation that addresses wrongful death. This could include burial and funeral costs. Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers can evaluate the details of your situation to determine what legal options may be available for your loved one and your family.

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.