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PURSUING JUSTICE FOR NURSING HOME INJURIES IN KENTUCKY AND OHIO

On Behalf of | Sep 7, 2023 | Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse

UNDERSTANDING NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE

Nursing home negligence can encompass a wide range of issues, from inadequate medical care to neglecting basic needs such as nutrition and hygiene. Understanding what constitutes negligence is vital when pursuing a nursing home injury case.

TYPES OF NURSING HOME INJURIES

Nursing home injuries can take various forms, including:

  • Falls: Elderly residents are at a higher risk of falls due to physical limitations. Nursing homes must take precautions to prevent falls, such as providing adequate supervision and maintaining safe facilities.
  • Bedsores: Also known as pressure ulcers, bedsores can develop when residents are not repositioned regularly. Proper care and monitoring are essential to prevent these painful and often preventable injuries.
  • Medication Errors: Mistakes in medication administration can have serious consequences for elderly residents. Proper training and oversight are crucial to avoid medication-related injuries.

THE LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF NURSING HOMES

Nursing homes have legal obligations to their residents. They are responsible for providing a safe environment, adequate medical care, and appropriate supervision. When nursing homes fail to meet these responsibilities, they can be held accountable for injuries that occur on their premises.

DOCUMENTING NURSING HOME INJURIES

If you suspect that your loved one has been injured due to negligence or abuse in a nursing home, it’s crucial to document the injuries and any signs of mistreatment. This can include taking photographs of injuries, documenting changes in behavior, and preserving any relevant medical records.

TAKING LEGAL ACTION

If you believe your loved one has suffered a nursing home injury due to negligence or abuse, seeking legal representation is essential. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the complexities of nursing home injury cases, gather evidence, and advocate for your loved one’s rights.

COMPENSATION FOR NURSING HOME INJURIES

Families of nursing home injury victims may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes the cost of medical treatment, surgeries, and rehabilitation.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional pain experienced by the victim.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases of extreme negligence or abuse, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the nursing home and deter future misconduct.

CONSULTING ROSS MANN LAW ATTORNEY

If your loved one has suffered a nursing home injury in Kentucky or Ohio, Ross Mann Law Attorney is here to support you in seeking justice. Our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys specializes in nursing home injury cases and will work tirelessly to hold negligent nursing homes accountable for their actions. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options. We are committed to helping you protect your loved one’s rights and ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.