Nursing Home Abuse in Kentucky
When you made the decision to place your loved one in a nursing home, you probably considered the quality of care he or she would receive. No one moves into an assisted living facility expecting to be abused by the staff, but it's an all-too-common occurrence. If you or someone you love is a nursing home abuse victim, contact the police and a Kentucky nursing home abuse attorney immediately.
Things to Know When Hiring a Kentucky Elder Abuse Attorney
- In addition to contacting the police and a Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyer, you should also notify the Kentucky Long-Term Care Ombudsman of any known or suspected abuse that's occurred in an assisted-living facility.
- Nursing home abuse—and all forms of elder abuse—is a crime in Kentucky. If there's sufficient evidence, the abuser will be charged with a crime and may face jail time, probation, fines and the loss of professional licenses.
- To receive compensation for his or her injuries, the nursing home abuse victim will have to file a personal injury lawsuit against the abuser. This lawsuit can be filed regardless of the outcome of the criminal investigation.
- Most Kentucky elder abuse lawyers charge what's known as a contingency fee, meaning you pay the attorney nothing at the outset of the case or if the case is unsuccessful. If you recover money from the abuser, then your Kentucky elder abuse lawyer receives a percentage of any money received.
Find & Hire Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you need help locating a Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyer in your area, you've come to the right website. Fill out the form on this page or call Attorneys.com at 877-913-7222 to get matched with local lawyers. Our free service will quickly connect you with elder abuse attorneys in your area.