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Owensboro Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
In response to the continued rise in cases of nursing home abuse over the last decade, the Owensboro nursing home abuse lawyer's affiliate network at Nursing Home Law Center LLC has taken a proactive approach to preventing future abuse in Western Kentucky.
Was your family member or loved one injured, abused, mistreated, or did they suffer a wrongful death from neglect while living in a nursing facility? Should you believe they are a victim of negligent or abusive care, The affiliate Kentucky personal injury attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center, LLC, can help you hold the offending nursing home or care facility accountable and move your loved one into a healthier environment.
Contact the Owensboro nursing home lawyers at (800) 926-7565 (toll-free phone number) today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation to discuss a financial compensation lawsuit.Western Kentucky Senior Demographics
Owensboro is the fourth largest city in Kentucky, with nearly 60,000 residents. Seniors represent over 16% of the total population, above the average for both Kentucky and the United States.
Following federal regulations, Medicare regularly collects information on every nursing home facility in Kentucky, based on data gathered through inspections, surveys, and investigations.
The national database shows that inspectors identified serious violations and deficiencies at thirteen (54%) of the twenty-four eastern Kentucky nursing home facilities that led to severe harm.
Kentucky’s Adult Protective Services (APS) branch is the agency that investigates each claim of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of people over 18. In 2020, APS received 40,563 calls about adults between 18 and 59 and nearly 23,750 calls about adults over the age of 60.How to Respond to Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect at a Kentucky Facility?
Our Owensboro nursing home abuse lawyers frequently encounter nursing home facilities that attempt to hide instances of neglect or abuse. Some nursing homes try to justify the neglect by claiming the victim has dementia or a neurological condition.
We recommend investigating any situation that does not seem right or looks suspicious. Senior citizens are vulnerable and look to their family members to protect their rights. While the symptoms are remarkably like some known disorders, their onset does not usually appear sudden or rapid.
Physical symptoms and even broken bones will reveal other indicators of abuse or neglect of elderly loved ones. If you have any reason to suspect abuse, we advise erring on the side of caution and seeking legal advice.
The telltale signs of mistreatment of senior citizens that we look for include:
- Physical signs of assault or restraint - The staff restraining or assaulting nursing home residents can leave the victim with bruises or marks on the wrists, ankles, genitals, or other suspect areas. These injuries are often a result of the failure to provide proper care and indicative of a serious concern that requires immediate action.
- Neglect in dispensing medication
- Use of medication as a chemical restraint
- Fractured and broken bones
- Cuts, lacerations, and skin tears
- Nursing home abuse or neglect cases typically involve the patient's sudden mood swings, emotional outbursts, accusations of elder abuse, their silence around caregivers, or the onset of sudden depression.
- Head and dental injuries
- Fatigue, insomnia, or other sleep disorders
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Unexplained weight loss
- Inappropriate physical contact might result in sexual abuse or severe personal trauma and injury in nursing homes.
- The isolation of a patient from activities or other residents, family members, or visitors could result in emotional abuse. Any form of manipulation, humiliation, or intimidation also constitutes emotional abuse.
- Financial exploitation is where the victim's identity, social security disability, possessions, or money is stolen, misused, or misrepresented by someone else.
- The presence of bed sores or the worsening of existing sores could be a sign of medical malpractice. Preventing bedsores or treating pressure wounds is a simple process of adequate medical care in the early stage. The worsening of these injuries of an elderly loved one could indicate elder abuse and that staff members of nursing homes have not been providing proper care to your loved one.
- Making the elder live in an unclean environment could indicate physical neglect. Nursing home neglect could explain the development of an infection or the spread of disease and other complications.
Caregivers need to ensure that the patients' hygienic needs are met and that they are provided with fresh bedding and access to a bath or shower daily. When your loved ones are not receiving this standard of care, they suffer from elder abuse and neglect.
Residents from nursing homes can suffer personal trauma and injury or wrongful death from medical malpractice without proper care and failing to follow established procedures and protocols.
However, the best nursing home abuse lawyers can take immediate action to relocate your family member or loved one to a better facility. Your personal injury attorneys, on your behalf, can then begin the process of obtaining financial compensation through a nursing home abuse claim or lawsuit.Begin the Legal Process Now with Owensboro Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Nursing Home Law Center LLC has helped thousands of families achieve justice through a nursing home abuse lawsuit. If you believe that your loved one is being mistreated, our nursing home abuse lawyers can help you determine the best course of action to protect your loved one and hold the offenders accountable.
Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with award-winning Owensboro nursing home abuse lawyers. We will take legal action if necessary. Our personal injury attorneys will discuss your legal options and how to move your case forward.
Allow us to gather the information we need to investigate the matter. All discussions in your free consultation with our law firm will remain confidential through an attorney-client relationship.
As there is a statute of limitations on nursing home abuse cases filed in the appropriate county courthouse, the time-sensitive information needed for necessary causes of action must be obtained as soon as possible.
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Contact our lawyers at our law office today at (800) 926-7565 (toll-free phone call) or through the contact form to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. We accept your case on a contingency fee basis. Our "No-Win/No Fee Guarantee" ensures you will owe us nothing if we cannot successfully resolve your nursing home abuse case.