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Nursing home negligence can be considered medical malpractice

| Feb 21, 2019 | Medical Malpractice

As loved ones grow older, self-care can become difficult and they may lose the ability to live independently. It is never easy for Kentucky families to place a loved one in a nursing or long-term care facility. However, nursing homes offer wonderful amenities and provide much-needed daily care and assistance for loved ones who can no longer live alone or care for themselves. Unfortunately, the mistreatment of patients in these facilities commonly makes headlines and can be considered medical malpractice.

A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home in another state after a man died, allegedly due to contracting an infection at the facility. The lawsuit said the man was admitted to the nursing facility and had a medical history that made him more likely to have bedsores. Although the man had no sores at the time of admission, the lawsuit alleges the man developed life-threatening bed sores after being at the facility less than two months.

According to claims, the man died from an infection caused by bed sores less than six months after he was admitted to the facility. Allegedly, negligent care by facility employees caused the bed sores that eventually killed the man. The plaintiffs seek $3 million in damages.

The vast majority of nursing homes in Kentucky and across the country are professionally run and strive to give the best possible care. Families who have suffered the affects of medical malpractice may want to consider discussions with an experienced legal representative. Compensation from a successfully litigated claim could help families recover any monetary losses that may have occurred during this difficult time.

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