The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is not an easy one for any Kentucky family to make. The nursing home you chose may have seemed like the right fit at first, but you are likely here now because something has gone wrong - and you need help.
Why then are many nursing home residents suffering grave abuse or neglect?
While many Kentucky elder care facilities actually live up to their clients' expectations, other nursing homes are understaffed and employ inadequately trained personnel. Smaller independent nursing homes may lack management capability and adequate funding, while others are part of large corporations that run their operations out-of-state from a purely financial angle.
In many cases, the pursuit of profit takes precedence over the well-being of patients. Kentucky nursing homes may cut expenses (mainly staff and training), reduce or postpone upgrades or repairs for the home, or they may take more residents than they can realistically care for - all of which can lead to resident abuse or neglect.
If you suspect or believe that a loved one has been suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect in Kentucky, there is no time to lose. You want to act quickly and make the right decision by discussing the case with Louisville based nursing home abuse law firm Gray and White Law.
Why should you confide in Gray and White Law?
Elder abuse or neglect is unacceptable. To make sure your loved one's rights are being defended and those responsible are brought to justice, you will need:
- A law firm with a detailed knowledge of the nursing home industry: This means knowledge of federal and state regulations, resident rights, standard contract agreements, medical assessments, Medicare / Medicaid resources and rules, and standard nursing home procedures. Our attorneys know the major nursing home industry players, the corporations and their ownership structure, and facility reputations and inspection track record. Our lawyers also have experience with the common medical issues that arise in abuse and neglect cases, and know what situations lead to abuse and neglect (i.e. understaffing, high staff rotation, stress and depression, lack of training and inadequate qualifications, medication errors, and more).
- Attorneys who spare no time or effort to uncover the truth: Elder abuse and neglect cases are often discovered late in the process. Residents may be reluctant to talk or testify, staff can be under pressure to make false reports or to fill in records retroactively, or facts can be covered up - all of which make nursing home abuse or neglect cases uniquely challenging. This is where Gray and White Law's thorough investigation process and tireless pre-suit preparation make a difference.
- Lawyers with a proven track record: It is not enough to work hard. You need to win your case, and reach a settlement to compensate for your pain, suffering and loss, or succeed in court. Gray and White Law accepts all types of nursing home abuse cases large and small, and our law firm has even scored impressive victories in complex cases against formidable opponents. Multi-million awards and numerous recognitions by peers and lawyer rating firms have also helped establish our firm's reputation.
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.
The Louisville-based office of Gray and White Law helps victims of the following types of nursing home abuse and neglect in Kentucky: