Senior citizens are among the most vulnerable people in our communities and families. Families believe that when an elderly loved one is placed in a nursing home, they will receive a better standard of care than can be provided at home.
Unfortunately, in some cases, the exact opposite occurs. Rather than benefiting from 24-hour assistance and access to medical interventions if needed, an elderly family member may be subjected to nursing home neglect or even abuse.
The results of nursing home abuse and neglect can be painful bedsores, more frequent illness, broken bones, and sadly, death. Even when family members monitor care, nursing home abuse and neglect can go unseen until there are dire results. Abusive nursing home workers often frighten and intimidate residents into hiding their injuries. In some cases, an elderly abuse victim has lost the ability to communicate and cannot report the abuse or neglect.
Forms of Nursing Home Negligence and Elder Abuse
We represent injured nursing home residents and the families of victims involving:
- Bed sores, pressure sores, decubitus ulcers
- Physical or sexual assault or abuse
- Physical or chemical restraints
- Verbal abuse
- Wandering and elopement
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Medication errors
- Clogged breathing tubes
- Financial exploitation
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Dr. Jack Tolliver is a successful physician and medical malpractice lawyer who understands the complexities of both hospitals and courtrooms.
If you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse, we encourage you to contact our firm. With our team’s medical experience, we can thoroughly and quickly review your case at no charge. If we accept your case, we will pursue maximum compensation. We never pass on costs and expenses if we do not recover damages.
By seeking the maximum legal recourse against negligent physicians and hospitals, together we can help prevent future medical malpractice.
Serving clients across Kentucky, including Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Covington, Hopkinsville, Richmond, Florence, Georgetown, Henderson, Elizabethtown, Ashland, Pikeville, Frankfort, Mt. Sterling, and Paducah.