February 19, 2012
In a lawsuit against Treyton Oak Towers nursing home in Louisville, Kentucky the plaintiff was awarded $8 million.
The case involved a nursing home resident suffering two broken legs as he was moved by nursing home staff from his chair to his bed.
In cases where a nursing home resident is injured while at his or her nursing home, the possibility of nursing home abuse or neglect must be investigated.
If the resident claims abuse caused his or her injuries, or if a loved one suspects abuse, the first thing to do is contact the authorities and make sure the resident is safe. From there, we advise you to get in touch with a nursing home abuse lawyer who can help the resident and their family explore their legal options.
As seen in this case, the victim may be entitled to significant financial compensation for any abuse or neglect they suffered. A nursing home abuse lawsuit can also help send a message and prevent future abuse or neglect.