Nursing home neglect and abuse is a serious and growing problem, both in Kentucky and across the nation. Fortunately for the families of those whose loved ones have been harmed by abuse, neglect, or other wrongful conduct, there are laws in place that can help hold the responsible parties financially accountable for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Many lawsuits have already been filed against nursing homes, seeking compensation for personal injuries and wrongful deaths allegedly caused by negligent or reckless nursing home owners and staff members. Recently, a nursing home injury lawsuit in another state ended in a sizeable verdict in favor of a deceased nursing home resident’s family.
In total, the jury in the case reportedly awarded $5.5 million in damages, which included $57,000 for negligence, $500,000 for wrongful death, and $5 million in punitive damages.