EXPERIENCED ELDER ABUSE
AND NEGLECT ATTORNEYS

FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS THE SHELTON LAW GROUP HAS BEEN PROVIDING CLIENTS IN LOUISVILLE, LEXINGTON, AND THROUGHOUT KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY LEGAL SERVICES FOR NURSING HOME NEGLECT AND ABUSE.

WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE THE SHELTON LAW GROUP FOR YOUR CASE?    

Attorney Rob Shelton of the Shelton Law Group will personally be the lead lawyer on your case. Mr. Shelton has extensive experience in representing individuals injured through nursing home abuse and neglect, including pressure ulcers, bedsores, dehydration, contractures, and death. Mr. Shelton’s previous experience working as an attorney for insurance companies gives him first-hand knowledge of their tactics in defending personal injury cases. Having tried dozens of serious personal injury lawsuits to jury verdicts, according to the Kentucky Trial Court Review, Mr. Shelton is in the top 10 of all lawyers in the State of Kentucky since 1998 with verdict exceeding $1 million. This success has led Mr. Shelton to become a lifetime member of the prestigious Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization reserved for attorneys who obtained settlements or verdicts for clients in excess of $2 million. Mr. Shelton’s courtroom success assures that his client’s claims are taken very seriously by corporate defendants and often results in the prompt settlement of his client’s claims.

 In addition to the very successful outcomes he has obtained for many of clients, Mr. Shelton prides himself on personally regularly communicating with his clients to keep them informed as to the progress of their case and promptly responding to clients questions about their case. Just as important, he prides himself on making every effort to resolve his client’s claims as quickly as possible. The Shelton Law Group works on a contingency fee basis. No recovery, no cost to you. Results driven representation. 

 To speak with Mr. Shelton or his assistant during business hours at 1-888-761-7204. Please feel free to call Mr. Shelton after business hours at 502-876-6060. If you prefer to send an email, please click here. The Shelton Law Group provides free consultations with no obligations. 

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AVOID ELDER ABUSE – SIGNS OF A BAD NURSING HOME

Searching for a nursing home is a daunting task that no one enjoys. Placing your loved one in the hands of strangers is not an easy decision. Finding a nursing home that meets your needs and has a good reputation is important. You want your loved one in an environment where your loved one will receive exceptional care so he or she can thrive. One of the most common concerns when searching for a nursing home is elder and nursing home abuse. Being aware of the warning signs that indicate the facility you are considering may be a bad nursing home can help you avoid placing your loved one in the wrong facility.

Common Signs of a Bad Nursing Home

Avoid nursing homes with any of the following signs:

  • High Turnover Rate for Staff or Residents

When a nursing home loses patients and staff at a higher than average rate, this is a sign that something is wrong at the nursing home. Every nursing home will have some turnover; however, if it appears that residents and staff are leaving the facility in large numbers, look for another facility for your loved one.

  • History of Violations

Before placing your loved one in a nursing home, check with the state and Medicare.gov for any violations. You should be able to find rating information for area nursing homes through the Medicaid office.

  • Foul Odors and Signs of Poor Maintenance

Unfortunately, there may be some odors that you notice when you visit a nursing home. However, extremely foul odors throughout the entire facility is a sign of lack of maintenance. The nursing home should be clean and orderly.  If you see dirty laundry, trash, or other signs that the facility is not being cleaned and maintained, this may be a sign that the residents are also neglected.

  • You Don’t See Any Residents

During the day, there should be some residents in the hall and common areas. If all or most of the residents are in their rooms with the doors closed, keep searching for a nursing home. Staff members should assist and encourage patients to get out of their rooms and socialize.

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Trust Your Instincts

If you leave the nursing home feeling uneasy, trust that feeling. Regardless of how good a nursing home may appear, there could be several problems that make the nursing home a bad fit for your loved one. First impressions often leave you with a “gut feeling” about the staff and the facility. Don’t second guess yourself if you have doubts. It is better to keep searching for a facility that meets your needs and gives you a confident feeling.

Keep notes of any signs that indicate abuse. This includes bruises, lacerations, unexplained illnesses, and any changes in personality. Remember that abuse is not only physical, but it may be sexual, financial, emotional, or verbal. Take photos of any actual signs, such as broken bones or bedsores.

Elder Abuse Cases Are Becoming More and More Frequent.
Don’t Let Your Loved Ones Suffer! Call Rob Shelton today.