As loved ones enter their golden years, they can lose mobility and independence. Luckily, the state of Kentucky has many long-term care facilities that specialize in providing living assistance for those who are not able to live alone. Many of these nursing homes also offer activities for their residents, which often instills a sense of belonging. Although the vast majority of nursing homes are wonderful facilities that offer exceptional care for loved ones, there are unfortunate instances where residents are subjected nursing home abuse. Neglect of any kind can permanently injure, and even kill, loved ones.
A lawsuit recently filed by a woman in another state alleged that negligent care in a nursing facility caused her mother to suffer serious injuries. According to the lawsuit, the mother was a resident at the defendant's facility. The lawsuit said the mother required supervision and was dependant on nursing home staff to care for her.
Allegedly, the woman fell multiple times as a result of improper supervision and negligent care. She suffered a femur fracture that required surgery as a result of the falls, the lawsuit alleged. The plaintiff seeks damages and all just relief for the alleged negligence that injured her mother.
In nursing homes around the country, negligent care or abuse happens more often than most people realize. Kentucky families who have been affected by nursing home abuse have options available to help them during this difficult time. By consulting an experienced attorney and filing a claim, victims and families could receive rightful and much-needed compensation to ease the financial burden of this experience.