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Elizabethtown Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Abuse of older adults is a significant problem in Kentucky. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), which reports on crimes involving seniors, revealed that there were 30,000 reported elder abuse incidents in Kentucky in 2015. And the problem may be worse than the numbers suggest. Many older adults are in cognitive decline and do not realize when abuse is happening, and many more are simply too afraid to say anything.

If you have a loved one who is a nursing home resident, it is up to you to take action if you suspect they are being abused or neglected. The Elizabethtown nursing home abuse lawyers at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers can help. We hold caregivers and facilities liable and help victims and their families recover damages.

To learn how our team can help you, call 800-800-4600 for a free consultation today.

Hughes & Coleman® Injury Lawyers Handles All Kinds of Nursing Home Abuse Claims

Nursing home abuse happens in a variety of ways. Not all forms of elder abuse or neglect are obvious. Even if your loved one does not have tell-tale bruises, it does not mean they are not suffering mistreatment.

Regardless of the type of abuse your loved one has suffered, our Elizabethtown nursing home abuse lawyers can help you hold the responsible parties liable. We have helped clients recover damages for the following types of nursing home abuse:

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse refers to any unnecessary or excessive physical contact between a caregiver and a resident.

If you spot any signs of physical abuse (e.g., bruises, fear of a certain caregiver, etc.), give us a call. We want to help. We can investigate and determine who is responsible. Then we can gather evidence and hold that party accountable and recover damages on your loved one’s behalf.

Emotional Abuse

Just as nursing home residents have physical needs, they also have emotional needs. Many residents are lonely, depressed, anxious, or scared. Caregivers have a duty to tend to residents’ emotional needs and make a concerted effort to keep them in good spirits.

Any behavior that preys on a resident’s vulnerable emotional state is abuse. This includes threats, manipulation, insults, caustic remarks, or intimidation. We can attempt to hold accountable any party or parties that emotionally abuse nursing home residents.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse includes any unwanted sexual contact, but it can also include other inappropriate actions. For instance, propositions, come-ons, crude comments, pornography, and obscene jokes may all constitute sexual abuse.

Financial Abuse

Financial abuse may involve outright stealing, but it is usually more subtle than that. A caregiver beguiling a resident into permitting their use of a credit card or access to bank funds, coercing them into changing their will, or asking them to buy them gifts or make purchases for them all constitute financial abuse.

If you notice any suspicious activity in your loved one’s accounts, they could be a victim of financial abuse. We can pursue the responsible party, hold them liable, and recover damages.

Neglect

Nursing home residents have a long list of needs to which caregivers have a duty to attend. These may include bathing, dressing, administering medication, providing food and drink, and assorted other duties that keep residents safe, healthy, and comfortable.

If the facility is not meeting all of your loved one’s needs on a daily basis, it may be liable for neglect. We can help. Call Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers at 800-800-4600 for a free case evaluation.

How a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Elizabethtown Can Help You and Your Loved One

A nursing home abuse lawyer at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers can protect your and your loved one’s rights. If you suspect your loved one’s facility is guilty of nursing home abuse or neglect, we are here to help. We can provide the following:

  • A free, no-risk initial case evaluation to learn about your situation and determine how we can help.
  • An investigation into your loved one’s abuse, which will identify the responsible party or parties and produce evidence to use against them.
  • An aggressive pursuit of damages. We go after the responsible party and their insurer, fighting for the compensation you and your loved one deserve.
  • Then filing a lawsuit and representation at trial if that is what it takes to get justice for your loved one. We are comfortable in front of a jury and do not hesitate to fight for damages in court, if needed.
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Hughes & Coleman® Injury Lawyers Can Help You Recover Damages for Your Loved One's Abuse

An Elizabethtown nursing home abuse lawyer at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers can help you recover damages for your loved one’s abuse or neglect. Your settlement or award could include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Wrongful death (if your loved one lost their life due to nursing home abuse)

Act Quickly or Risk Losing the Compensation You Deserve

If your loved one suffered abuse or neglect in their nursing home, it is essential to take action quickly. When it comes to personal injury lawsuits, Kentucky has one of the nation’s strictest statutes of limitations. You have only one year to file a lawsuit. If you let the statute expire, you will be time-barred from pursuing damages.

Make sure you do not miss out on the opportunity to collect the damages you deserve. Call Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers today at 800-800-4600.

 

Schedule a Free, No-Risk Case Evaluation Today by Calling 800-800-4600

The Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers team wants to start working for you today. Our conveniently located Elizabethtown office is just north of the mall on North Dixie Avenue. We can help you and your loved one recover damages for nursing home abuse. To speak to a member of our team right away, call us at 800-800-4600.

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