Doctors and other medical professionals in Kentucky have a duty and responsibility to provide medical care in an effective and timely manner. Physicians are required to undergo years of academic training in order to legally treat patients. It takes a special person to become a doctor, and they are often held to a higher standard. However, like all humans, doctors will make mistakes. Unfortunately, medical malpractice can have a direct and permanent impact on the lives of patients and families.
The later years of life are some of the most fragile. As loved ones age, special care is often required and it can become difficult for family members to give elderly loved ones the around-the-clock care they need and deserve. For this reason, family members often choose to place elderly loved ones in nursing facilities. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse has become a big problem in Kentucky and across the country. According to recent statistics, almost five million elders are abused each year.