As loved ones age, they sometimes lose their independence and may need special around-the-clock care. In today's world, it may be difficult for family members to give elderly loved ones the care they need and deserve. Fortunately, nursing facilities are available to provide care to loved ones who are not able to live alone. The vast majority of nursing homes in Kentucky are wonderful facilities that take great care of all patients. Unfortunately, medical malpractice in these facilities can quickly lead to serious injuries and death.
A former resident of a nursing facility in another state filed a lawsuit over allegations that she suffered injuries due to negligent care. According to the lawsuit, the woman was designated as a patient who was at a high risk for falls. Allegedly, the plaintiff fell from her bed and suffered preventable injuries.
The lawsuit said the woman suffered injuries to her left hip, left leg and face. The plaintiff alleges that employees at the facility failed to take precautions and failed to use the proper restraints to prevent her from falling. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $50,000 and all other just relief.
Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be an emotional and difficult decision for families to make. Unfortunately, negligent care in nursing homes occurs more than most realize. Kentucky families who have suffered due to any type of medical malpractice could benefit from discussions with a legal representative. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in much-needed and deserved compensation to help families recover from this traumatic experience.