Tuesday, January 26, 2016
One Kentucky Nursing Home Facing Two Lawsuits
Can you sue if your loved one is not properly cared for in a nursing home?
When we admit our loved ones into a nursing home or long term care facility we expect that they will receive the appropriate level of care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and sometimes the mistreatment even rises to the level of neglect, abuse or medical malpractice. This seems to be the case for two former residents of a Stanford, Kentucky nursing home.
Geneva Hammonds was admitted to the Golden Living Center and eventually died there. Her representatives are claiming that her physical condition deteriorated beyond that of the “normal aging process” while she was a resident of the facility. She allegedly suffered from infections, injuries, and poor hygiene and died as a result of these conditions. They also claim that the nursing home was negligent in relation to staffing levels and competency and that the facility committed medical negligence and malpractice in relation to Ms. Hammonds care.
The second case involves former resident Charles Johnson. His representatives are claiming that he suffered from physical and mental injuries while living at the facility. They also allege that he was subjected to a serious infection and poor hygiene. Luckily, Mr. Johnson escaped with his life.
The Executive Director of the Golden Living Center, Kevin McGowan, is claiming that the law firm that is handling both cases is engaged in a witch hunt of sorts and is deliberately taking advantage of vulnerable people in order to go after nursing homes in the area.
If someone you love has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect you may be entitled to damages. But, you need a skilled attorney by your side to guide you in the process of holding the facility accountable for it’s wrongful conduct. The experienced Warren and Barren County nursing home abuse attorneys at the law firm of Flora Templeton Stuart are ready to help you.