There are a number of factors to consider when determining compensation in a Kentucky nursing home abuse claim. While there are some damages, such as medical bills and hospital costs that are relatively straight forward to quantify, it is very difficult to fairly determine the value of someone's pain and suffering. Your Kentucky personal injury attorney can guide you in recognizing when a settlement is fair and sufficient, or when your claim has been undervalued.
Types of Damages in a Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Claim
When a nursing home fails to provide the care your loved one deserves, you may be eligible to recover damages for physical, emotional and financial injuries.
The types of damages that may be recovered in a Kentucky nursing home abuse claim can include:
- medical expenses (current and future);
- restitution (if loved one was financially abused);
- pain and suffering;
- emotional distress; and
- punitive damages (for abuse cases that involve gross negligence).
How a Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Proving nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect can be difficult. If your loved one was already suffering from medical problems or was very advanced in age, it may be a challenge to relate the abuse or neglect of your loved one's injuries if you try to handle the case on your own. A Kentucky personal injury attorney; however, will use every measure available to prove abuse or neglect.
The attorney you hire should have a clear understanding of the rules, regulations and laws that nursing homes in Kentucky are required to follow. Your attorney can investigate your claim to determine if any of these regulations were broken and can speak to witnesses who may be able to help with your case.
A Kentucky personal injury attorney will examine all of your loved one's medical records to demonstrate the extent of their injuries and compile other evidence in order to demonstrate that nursing home abuse took place.
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.