18% of Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Claims Are Valid

Posted on Apr 08, 2011

April 7, 2011 - According to Kentucky.com, state investigations find that 18% of nursing homes with claims of abuse and neglect are valid. This recent report pertained to 2010 cases.

The report, Elder Abuse in Kentucky, indicated that out of 7,365 investigations of nursing home abuse or neglect, there was probable cause in 1,859 cases. Criminal charges were filed in only 316 of the cases, under the Kentucky Adult Protection Act.

While this is the first time that a report such as this has included statistical findings on state investigations, it spotlights the problems found in many nursing home facilities.

Investigations of this kind are challenging, as many times, victims of nursing home abuse or neglect aren't able to tell others what happened. Additionally, finding evidence to support these claims can be difficult.

Meanwhile, many advocates would like to see improvement in the number of cases that face prosecution.

If your loved one has been a victim of Kentucky nursing home abuse or neglect, don't let his or her suffering go without notice. You have the legal right to pursue compensation for your loved one's injuries and should immediately consult with a Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyer. A lawyer will carefully evaluate your case to determine if you have a valid claim.

Contacting a Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

A Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyer at Gray and White Law can help you handle every aspect of your Louisville nursing home abuse claim. If you've been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case - 1-888-450-4456 or 502-210-8942.

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