Physical Abuse in Kentucky Nursing Homes

Louisville, KY, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Pursuant to Kentucky and federal law, residents of assisted-living facilities have the right to be free from physical abuse. All too often, however, our loved ones are physically abused by nursing home staff members. The use of physical force upon nursing home residents can lead to serious injuries.

Because many residents suffer from medical problems, they are at increased risk of suffering serious injuries from any form of physical abuse. For example, many residents suffer from osteoporosis (thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density), which places them at risk for suffering fractures. Similarly, decreased skin turgor (elasticity) can make residents susceptible to suffering lacerations, bruises, tears, and abrasions.

Examples of Physical Abuse

Some of the most common incidents of physical abuse in nursing homes include:

Causes of Physical Abuse

Physical abuse of nursing home residents can occur for numerous reasons. Some common ones include:

Contact a Trusted Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been physically abused while residing in a nursing home, call Seth Gladstein, an experienced and dedicated Louisville personal injury attorney. Seth has extensive experience handling nursing home malpractices cases, and he is ready to discuss your potential claim today. You can call Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC, at 502-855-4177, or toll-free at (800) 991-0474. You may also email Seth here.

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