Nursing Home Neglect

You entrust your loved one to a nursing home to get respectful, compassionate treatment. It’s your right to expect it.

Most federal and state laws hold nursing homes responsible for maintaining the highest standards to keep residents healthy mentally and physically.

Nursing home abuse is particularly serious due to the vulnerability of the elderly and other adult residents.

Unfortunately, nursing home residents can suffer from many issues, including bedsores, accidental injuries, dehydration, malnutrition, and medication errors. Our nursing home negligence lawyers are available to provide the representation you need in these situations.

Statute Of Limitations

Kentucky allows one year from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Though this is not a lot of time, it is important to take action before the evidence is altered or disappears entirely.


When you work with our nursing home negligence attorneys serving Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois, you may receive compensation for all the related medical bills, including future bills, as well as pain and suffering. Our nursing home abuse attorneys will let you know what other compensation you should seek.

Punitive Damages

In Kentucky, your case may be eligible for punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish behavior that is grossly negligent or unlawful and to dissuade others from also participating in nursing home resident abuse.

Bodily harm isn’t the only issue that constitutes nursing home abuse. Whether a healthcare professional caused an emotional or visible injury due to neglect, the negligent party should be held responsible. The bottom line is everyone deserves compassionate care.

The following forms of abuse and neglect often occur in nursing homes:

  • Rough handling
  • Use of unnecessary restraints
  • Verbal abuse
  • Improper administration of prescribed medications
  • Failure to attend to adult diapers or bedpans
  • Failure to turn/move bed bound patients to avoid bedsores
  • Failure to assist residents at mealtimes
  • Infrequent bathing
  • Unsanitary living environment

If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, contact the nursing home abuse lawyers at the Winton & Hiestand Law Group for an immediate consultation. Our nursing home negligence attorneys will work with you to determine whether you have a case and provide you with the aggressive representation you need to get the compensation your loved one deserves.