Recently, a nursing home employee in Pike County, Kentucky pled guilty to abuse and neglect of a elderly patient. The worker came to work intoxicated and injured the arm of a nursing home patient.
When we check a loved one into a nursing home, we expect them to receive a certain level of excellent care. When they are neglected, or abused, it is a violation of our trust, and we should seek justice for that person.
A recent report found that 85 percent of nursing homes reported at least one incidence of abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, that number may be on the rise.
What is considered abuse? Things like bedsores, open wounds, bruising, broken bones and nagging infections that never seem to go away. It can also show up as inadequate or inconsistent medication distribution and and nursing home employess that don’t deal with issues such as constant falls and dirty or unsanitary living conditions.
Do you suspect your loved one of being a victim of Nursing Home Abuse in Kentucky?
If you or a loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse, to include the prevalence of bedsores, you may be able to recover compensation for the damage done. Get your free consultation with a Louisville Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyer at Rob Shelton Law to get started today, put our experience to work for you & get the help you need.