Are Kentucky nursing homes liable for patient injuries in a fall at their facility? The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states falls are the leading cause of injury and death in older Americans. The State of Kentucky recognizes the importance of protecting nursing home patients. Our laws place a legal “duty” on all Kentucky nursing home and assisted care facilities to protect their patients from a fall risk.
This allows injured parties and their families to hold Kentucky nursing homes liable for patient injuries in a fall or the wrongful death of a patient in their care. If someone you love has suffered injuries or lost their life due to a fall in a nursing home or assisted care facility in Kentucky call the experienced nursing home injury attorneys at HLH to learn more about your legal options and compensation for what has happened.
Nursing homes are required by law to provide appropriate care and safety for each of their patients. Nursing homes, assisted care facilities and other providers must assess each patient’s risk for a fall and implement a customized plan which is designed to prevent a fall while providing for appropriate care and patient safety.
If a long term care facility fails to fulfill their legal obligation, their “duty” to safeguard their patients and meet the high standard of care under Kentucky law HLH attorneys can and will hold them financially accountable for any injuries your loved one sustains, or for the loss of a beloved family member in a fatal accident.
Are Kentucky nursing homes liable for patient injuries in a fall? There are several issues which make Kentucky nursing homes liable for patient injuries in a fall. These include but are not limited to:
- Under-qualified staffing or failing to maintain the proper level of staffing based upon patient load
- Poor training
- Lack of an assessment or fall risk plan
- Neglect or failing to properly monitor a patient
- Dropping a patient or a patient fall when they are transferred to a bed, wheelchair, shower or toilet
- Medication errors and over-medication
- Hazardous conditions in the facility such as poor lighting, failure to secure rugs or mats or slippery conditions
- Failure to monitor the facility and regularly inspect and clean all aisles, hallways, floors, common areas and the facility itself
The experienced nursing home injury attorneys at HLH hold Kentucky nursing homes liable for patient injuries in a fall at their facility. You can entrust your loved one’s personal injury or wrongful death case to a firm which has served Louisville and all of Kentucky since 1924. We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact HLH or call 502-583-9701 for a free consultation to speak personally with one of our experienced injury attorneys.