Understaffing Can Lead To Serious Injuries Or Death For The Elderly
As our population ages, the task of caring for the elderly often falls to the hands of professional caretakers and nursing homes. While there are certainly excellent examples of both in our communities, there are also poor examples. Most long-term care facilities genuinely try to provide adequate care, but they may not have the money to properly staff the facility or to train their care providers. Understaffing and poor training account for the majority of problems that arise.
At the Kentucky law firm of T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, we have worked with many clients over the years who initially thought they had no case because they were erroneously told that "bedsores happen" or "they just won't eat" or "old people always fall." Make no mistake that statements like these are just plain false.
If your loved one has been the victim of neglect by a caregiver or nursing home, you need an experienced Louisville nursing home neglect lawyer who can stand up for the rights of the victim.
Representing Victims Of Bedsores, Dehydration And More
Some common signs of nursing home neglect include:
- Bedsores/decubitus ulcers/pressure ulcers
- Urinary tract infections
- Skin infections
- Respiratory infections
- Physical abuse
- Malnourishment or dehydration
- Medication errors
- Failure to clean human waste
- Wrongful death
"Our elders have a right to live with dignity and respect. Every second of unnecessary pain and suffering is unacceptable, and those at fault deserve to pay. I have the experience and I have the skill to win cases involving nursing home neglect. Call me today for a free consultation and I'll make 'em pay." — Attorney T.J. Smith
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Our Louisville law firm represents victims of nursing home abuse and their families throughout central Kentucky. Contact T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, via email or at 502-792-7937 (Louisville) or 270-261-4114 (Central Kentucky).