Was It Nursing Home Abuse Or Neglect?

Yes, the nursing home says it was just an accident. Yes, accidents can and do happen. Yes, elderly people are particularly susceptible to them.

No, you should not just accept this.

The reason you are paying the nursing home is to take care of your elderly loved one. The staff has a duty to prevent accidents from happening. If your loved one has been hurt in an accident or suffered an injury of any kind while in the nursing home's care, you have the right to find out why. All too often, it is the result of neglect.

More Than 35 Years Of Proven Results In Nursing Home Claims

At Herren & Adams LLP, our mission is to help you get the answers you need. If an investigation reveals that your loved one was a victim of neglect or direct abuse from the staff of the nursing home, we will take action to prevent the nursing home from causing further harm and to get your loved one full compensation. Our attorneys have a long list of wins in these cases, thanks to our extensive resources and our time-tested trial skills.

We have been handling these cases for long enough to understand the realities of the nursing home industry in Lexington and statewide. Many nursing homes, now often referred to as long-term care facilities, have been purchased by corporations located outside of Kentucky. As the ownership of these organizations has changed, the quality of care has declined.

These facilities are businesses that have a bottom line to look after, and sometimes they spend so much time looking after it that they forget to look after their residents. They cut staff or hire on staff without the proper training to meet the needs of residents. As a result, residents start developing bedsores because they have not been moved. Residents suffer broken bones because they have nobody watching them. In the worst cases, it is not just neglect, it is direct abuse from the staff in the form of assaults — verbal, physical and sexual.

Signs Of Mistreatment In A Nursing Home

Some of the signs of long-term care facility abuse or neglect are:

  • Pressure sores
  • Loss of appetite and unusual weight loss
  • Bruising
  • Fractures
  • Falls
  • Elopement/wandering
  • Frequent hospitalizations
  • Depression or withdrawal

Trust your instincts. If it seems like something is wrong, or if the nursing home cannot explain how your elderly loved one was injured, you should talk to a lawyer.

Free Consultation

We are happy to review your case for free. We will take immediate action not only to right whatever wrong your loved one has been subjected to, but also to keep your loved one safe from here on out. Call 859-554-4629 or contact us online. Cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you only pay if we get results.