The signs of dehydration or malnutrition may have been subtle at first. The bedsores or bruises from falls may have been carefully hidden by clothing or bed sheets when you went to visit. And your loved one may have said nothing of the abuse or neglect that he was experiencing in her nursing home.

It may be hard to look back and not feel guilty. You may regret not doing certain things or asking certain questions that would have led you to find out the truth before your loved one died.

You Need to Know This Wasn’t Your Fault

There are specific reasons why you did not know about the nursing home abuse neglect at your loved one’s Bardstown, La Grange or other Louisville area nursing home until it was too late. Specifically, it is possible that:

  • Abusers are good at hiding their actions. They do not want to be caught and they take precautions so they aren’t found out.
  • Your loved one felt shame and hid the problem. He didn’t want to worry you and she may have been embarrassed so he hid the symptoms of abuse from you.
  • Your loved one was a competent adult. He made his own choices.

Of course, every case is unique and there may be other reasons why you did not know about the abuse.

The Person Who Was at Fault Should Be Held Accountable

Your loved one’s death was not your fault, and, unfortunately, there is nothing that you can do to change what happened. However, someone did cause your loved one’s death and it is that person—and possibly the nursing home itself—that should be held legally accountable for what happened.

You can help make that happen. You can hold the abuser, and those who should have known about the abuse, accountable for their actions. You can prevent the abuser from hurting or killing someone else.

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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.

Mark K. Gray
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Louisville attorney serving the seriously injured in Kentucky

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