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Nursing home abuse can have fatal consequences

Long-term care facilities, more popularly known as nursing homes, were established to provide care for those who are unable to live alone or independently. According to recent statistics, an estimated two million people live in nursing homes in Kentucky and throughout the United States. The vast majority of these facilities take great care of residents and give families peace of mind. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse has become a big concern.

In another state, a widower filed a lawsuit over allegations that negligent care in a nursing facility led to the death of his wife. The lawsuit says the woman was admitted to the nursing facility for daily assistance and rehabilitation. According to claims, the woman suffered six falls while under the care of facility staff as well as infections and dehydration.

The plaintiff claims that the neglect and abuse at the nursing home ultimately killed his wife. The lawsuit alleges the defendants failed to properly supervise the woman, failed to properly staff the facility, and failed to adhere to state and federal regulations. The plaintiff seeks a trial by jury, monetary damages and all just relief.

Nursing facilities provide the daily care that is essential for the health and safety of the elderly and those who cannot care for themselves. Any negligence or deviation from this standard of care can have fatal consequences for patients. Kentucky families who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to nursing home abuse may benefit by seeking the services of an experienced attorney. A successfully litigated claim could result in monetary damages to help with medical and end-of-life expenses.

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