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Are Kentucky Nursing Homes Liable for Patient Injuries In a Fall

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 … Continued

Nursing Home Prescriptions May Result in Injury or Harm for Dementia Patients

A recent study by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) cautions nursing home prescriptions may result in injury or harm for dementia patients and extended care patients in general.  The study showed drug therapy, and the use of anti-psychotics in particular, are recommended only in cases where the “potential benefits outweigh the adverse side effects” of … Continued

Nursing Home Staffing Issues Lead to Neglect and Injuries

Recent findings in a study by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) lead to a troubling conclusion: US nursing homes are overstating their staffing.  The fact is nursing home staffing issues lead to neglect and injuries for patients in those nursing homes. CMS provided a five star rating system for nursing homes which … Continued

Was Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Injury or Fatality Caused by Neglect?

Was your loved one’s nursing home injury or fatality caused by neglect?  What factors led to the nursing home fall which resulted in injury or a wrongful death?  Did the patient have Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other special needs which required special care, attention or supervision? The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have well … Continued

A Fall Resulting in an Injury at a Nursing Home

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) noted the high risks of a fall resulting in an injury at a nursing home or skilled nursing facility.  This study noted an average of 2 to 3 falls each year for each bed in these facilities.  Head injuries including Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI are … Continued

Increases in Medication May Be a Sign of Nursing Home Neglect

Increases in medication may be a sign of nursing home neglect in Louisville or anywhere across the State of Kentucky.  According to a recent study by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (MCS), nationally more than 17% of the patents in nursing homes and convalescent centers are given higher doses of antipsychotic medications each … Continued

Man Died after Leaving an Assisted Living Facility

An elderly man’s body was found in Cadiz, Kentucky.  The man died after leaving an assisted living facility named Better Senior Living.  These are some of the most tragic and difficult situations for a family to understand. Our Louisville law firm has successfully handled nursing home neglect and wrongful death cases for many years.  We … Continued

Study Examined Healthcare’s so-called “July Effect”

For some years, much has been written about the dangers of the “July effect” in nursing homes, hospitals and healthcare in general. This theory holds that the influx of new residents, fellows and interns at nursing homes and hospitals every July causes a decline in patient care, an increase in surgical errors and a rise … Continued

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