Nursing Home Negligence

Knox, Laurel and Whitley County Attorneys Seeking Justice for Victims of Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing Home Negligence

One of the greatest trusts that we can impart to another individual or organization is the care of our elderly loved ones. Anyone who has ever had to place a family member in a residential nursing home or an assisted living facility (ALF) knows the fear that his or her parent, grandparent, et cetera will be treated with anything less than respect and dignity. Many Kentucky nursing homes do an outstanding job of protecting and caring for our elderly and disabled relatives, but if you've placed your family member in one that doesn't, you may be entitled to compensation on his or her behalf. The Corbin personal injury firm of Freeman, Childers & Howard, Attorneys at Law holds negligent nursing homes and their staffs accountable.

Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes and ALFs

If you or a family member lives in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you should expect a certain minimum level of care and maintenance. Our attorneys represent individuals who have experienced:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Verbal Abuse from Staff
  • Poor Medical Treatment
  • Improper Dosing
  • Malnutrition/Refusal to Eat/Weight Loss
  • Dehydration
  • Bed Sores
  • Infections
  • Insect Bites
  • Neglect
  • Extortion
  • Falls

Patients in the Corbin and Southeast Kentucky areas who have experienced any of the above conditions or occurrences should contact Freeman, Childers & Howard, Attorneys at Law.

Attorneys Protecting Your Elderly and Disabled Relatives

The key to prevention of abuse and negligence is diligence. Some elderly and disabled individuals may be too frightened or embarrassed to report issues to their family members. If you notice a physical change in your family member, or observe a change in their behavior, it could be a sign of abuse or neglect. In many cases, your first step will be to report the issue to your local law enforcement agency. Whether you choose to take that route or not, you should contact a personal injury attorney at Freeman, Childers & Howard to discuss other legal remedies as well.

Experienced Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys

Elderly abuse and neglect are crimes in the State of Kentucky.

Your elderly relatives should be treated with the respect and dignity afforded to all members of society. If they have not been, schedule an appointment with one of our elderly neglect plaintiffs' attorneys today. Contact our Corbin office at (606) 528-1000 for a free consultation.