When you believe that your elderly loved one has been abused or neglected in a Kentucky nursing home, what happens next? Depending on the evidence and details available in your case, those responsible for the abuse or neglect could face both criminal prosecution and a civil lawsuit.

A nursing home or staff member could face misdemeanor or felony criminal charges if they recklessly abuse or neglect a patient, knowingly or purposefully abuse or neglect a patient, exploit a patient or nursing home resident, or knowingly violate state or federal laws protecting patients and nursing home residents. The punishments for these crimes vary, but often include heavy fines, probation, or prison time.

In addition to criminal prosecution, the family of an elder abuse or neglect victim may wish to file a civil lawsuit in order to collect damages. Unlike a trial for a crime, a civil lawsuit sets out to prove that a person or entity harmed a senior and asks that they pay for any damages, which could include medical expenses, pain and suffering, permanent injuries, loss of quality of life, and mental anguish. It is important to understand that both criminal cases and civil cases can be vital in getting justice for your elder loved one, in helping your family move past this difficult time, and in preventing further abuse and neglect.

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.

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Fighting Back Against Nursing Home Abuse

Fighting Back Against Nursing Home Abuse

When your family suffers a tragedy like nursing home abuse, this free guide will explain your legal rights and give you the information you need to fight back.

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