The Bowling Green Daily News reported last month that the trials for three former nursing home employees would be pushed to 2017. The trials had been scheduled for November 3; however, the trials are not scheduled for February 23, 2017. The trials stem from allegations of abuse and neglect at the Edmonson Center Nursing Home.
One person faces 14 counts of first-degree criminal abuse of an adult, 14 counts of fourth-degree assault, two counts of second-degree wanton endangerment, and 14 counts of knowingly abusing/neglecting an adult.
Another employee is charged with two counts of second-degree wanton endangerment, found counts of first-degree criminal abuse of an adult, one count of fourth-degree assault, and four counts of knowingly abusing/neglecting an adult. The third person faces four counts of fourth-degree assault, four counts of first-degree criminal abuse of an adult, four counts of knowingly abusing/neglecting an adult, and two counts of second-degree wanton endangerment.
Lawsuits are currently pending against the nursing home, the former administrator of the nursing home, and the parent company for the nursing home. After an inspection of the nursing home by the Kentucky Office of the Inspector General, several incidents of nursing home abuse were uncovered including slapping a resident and putting soap into a resident’s mouth.
Fighting Nursing Home Abuse In Kentucky
If you suspect nursing home abuse or elder neglect, you should report the matter immediately to authorities. You can report the abuse to the police and state officials. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services provides information for reporting nursing home abuse.
Nursing home abuse cases must be taken very seriously. Many elderly patients cannot defend themselves nor speak for themselves. It is up to state officials and family members to pursue charges of nursing home abuse to hold the parties responsible for the abuse and neglect accountable for their actions.
In the above case, as in most cases of abuse, the acts of the perpetrator are criminal acts. Therefore, the abuser can be charged with a crime. However, nursing home abuse is also a civil matter. Kentucky’s personal injury laws provide a way for victims of nursing home abuse and their families to seek monetary judgments against the responsible parties. A nursing home abuse lawsuit often includes the abuser, the nursing home, and any other parties responsible for the care and safety of the patient.
Contact a Louisville Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
If you believe your loved one is being abused or neglected, you need an experienced Louisville nursing home abuse attorney on your side to fight for the rights of your loved one. We want to help you and help your loved one seek justice from the person and parties responsible for the abuse. While no amount of money will ever undo the damage caused by abuse and neglect, filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit can provide compensation that can help care for your loved one. Filing a lawsuit also sends a strong message to other people working with the elderly that abuse and neglect will not be tolerated and abuse will be punished severely.
Contact the Louisville nursing home abuse attorneys of the Shelton Law Group by calling 1-888-761-7204 or by using our online contact form. We offer free consultations and free case evaluations to victims of nursing home abuse. Let us fight for your loved one’s legal rights while you focus on helping your loved one heal and move forward.