When it comes time to move a loved one into a nursing home, it’s not uncommon for questions regarding quality of life and time left to arise—especially if there are serious medical conditions or illnesses. Regardless, you expect that facility to provide your family member with everything they need to live comfortably and well. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.
As we head into a new decade, it’s important to be aware of the 2020 law changes coming to Kentucky. While many of the newly submitted laws won’t take effect until later in the year, understanding the potential implications and your obligations as a resident of the state are crucial. Some of the law changes you should be aware of include modifications to the ignition interlock license system, a new tobacco purchase age limit, and vision testing for driver’s license renewals.
When you aren’t feeling well, you go to the doctor to get answers and recommendations. So what happens if your doctor says you’re fine, but you still feel sick? If you start feeling worse even though your doctor claimed you were healthy, then you could have a medical malpractice suit for a missed diagnosis on your hands. You trust your doctor to accurately diagnose you, so when they don’t, the results could be deadly.
When individuals think about those most at risk for abuse, children come to mind first. This is probably because of their age and the lack of agency that comes with being young. There is, however, another large group of the population that is at risk for abuse—senior citizens. Elder abuse is a prevalent issue, especially in nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
Despite drastic age and status differences, there are similarities between child abuse and elder abuse. Being both major medical and societal concerns in the United States and all over the world, it’s important to have an understanding of why the abuse happens, its effects, and what can be done to protect victims and those at risk.
If you’ve recently lost your spouse as the result of someone else’s negligent actions or inactions, you may have grounds to file a claim. Doing so would seek compensation to cover your loved one’s end-of-life expenses, in addition to helping you maintain financial stability.
There are a number of factors that go into deciding the value of a wrongful death claim. Some of them are calculable with dollars and cents, others are not. One of the most common noneconomic damages is loss of consortium. Let’s take a look at what that is and what payment can do for a family.
When you trust the care of your loved one to a nursing home, you expect only the best care to be provided. Some long-term care facilities provide just that, but sadly, not all of them supply optimal care for all of their residents. In fact, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that 95% of nursing home residents they interviewed had experienced neglect or witnessed another resident be neglected.
When residents aren’t being neglected, staff is typically more focused on other health problems that might seem more pressing than dental hygiene. Even if patients have dental insurance or complain of pain, many staff members at nursing homes are not prepared to address dental health problems. But in the elderly, poor dental health can cause a quick decline in overall health.
If you’ve been injured in an accident you believe was caused by someone else’s actions, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim. Understanding what qualifies as a personal injury in Kentucky is the first step to determining if you have a valid claim. The lawyers from Golden Law Office can examine your situation and help you determine how to proceed.
When you trust the care of your loved one to a nursing home, you expect they’ll receive the same level of care that you would give them. Plenty of other people think the same way. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 1.3 million residents in United States nursing homes.
Even though amazing care is expected, that’s not always what is enacted in these facilities. There are high rates of neglect in long term care facilities, according to The United States Department of Justice. Even still, neglect is underreported in elder care. Nursing home abuse and neglect can be hard to spot, but unfortunately, it’s a common occurrence, even in Lexington.
A car accident is frustrating enough on its own when you’re the victim. But when another driver crashes into you and flees, also known as a hit-and-run, you know you’ve got an even more grueling process ahead of you. If the driver is not found immediately, the police will likely open an investigation to see if they can find the responsible driver who fled the scene. If you’re injured and are considering your legal options, getting in touch with an attorney may be a good idea at this time.
There are many factors to consider when a case is opened against a driver who fled a hit-and-run scene. The first of which is time length. Here are some things to consider when trying to decide whether to open a case after your accident:
There are a number of uncertainties that coincide with an accident. The most pressing is often when you’ll be able to return to your normal way of life. Unfortunately, some accidents result in catastrophic or permanent injuries. When this is the case, it’s important for personal injury victims to know that they have options when it comes to paying for medical bills and handling the significant changes they’re facing.
In Kentucky, accident victims have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. If the injury is considered permanent, which impacts a person’s ability to return to work, the compensation they’re eligible for could cover medical expenses, the future cost of care, and more.
Understanding what qualifies as a personal injury in Kentucky is important if you’re seeking compensation for one. Our lawyers can explain the relevant laws to you and help you build a claim, so you can move forward.
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11:25 22 Aug 20
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00:21 20 Jul 20
My lawyer Bryan Daley and Justin Peterson worked on my automobile injury case which they both did an excellent job handling all of the medical liens to get me the most money possible and I would like to thank them both for all of their hard work. I would recommend them to anyone that is in need of a legal counsel.
14:56 10 Mar 20
I hired Dale Golden to represent my son when he broke his ankle in a slip and fall. We had incredible opposition and yet Dale was able to anticipate and plan for contingencies that I hadn't even thought about - His experience as a civil defense attorney proved invaluable. He guided us and kept us very informed through the entire process. We were very pleased with our result and my son will graduate from college debt free! As a former insurance claim adjuster, I would highly recommend Golden Law Office!
17:50 30 Aug 19
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07:59 26 Aug 19
Drew meadows went above and beyond on my case and I could not be more pleased. He was professional, kept me updated, and was so pleasant. He even called to see if I needed anything. I will never use another firm as long as I live. He was able to settle our case at a sum that was much more than expected. My mother is currently fighting an fmla case and I absolutely won’t hear of her seeing anyone else. They’re truly the very best.
01:02 02 Jul 19
I could not have had an easier process with my case. I contacted the office, came in gave my side of what happened and from there they took over. I only had to give testimony and signatures. Very impressed with all the people that I was interacting with. I would highly recommend to anyone!
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18:02 13 Jun 19
I highly recommend, and just can’t say enough about Golden Law Office! I would give this Law firm six stars if I could! Justin Peterson, Dale Golden, and their staff do all they can to make sure their clients come first, and will fight to get the highest amount their clients deserve when representing them. I have been working with them for over two years, and they have went out of their way to make sure I understand every step in the process of getting me compensated for a injury I sustained at a motel. The owner, their attorney, and the insurance company did everything they could to get out of compensation for the injury I sustained, but Justin Peterson, just worked harder to win the case. Justin Peterson has told me since the day we met how sorry he is that this happened to me, and any time I had a question or problem, he, and the staff have been available to take my call, and if not, have returned my calls in a timely manor. Dale Golden even stood in for me, because of an illness at the mediation hearing. That, and everything this Law Office has done on my behalf has really meant the world to me, and you won’t find a better law firm to represent you in my opinion. Thank you Golden Law Office!!!
22:28 17 May 19
Excellent! Having never needed an attorney before, I found the legal system incredibly intimidating and overwhelming. James Yoder provided excellent representation; he stayed in constant communication, took time to patiently explain each step of the process, and answered every question I had. His diligence took so much stress off my plate. I cannot recommend Golden Law Office enough - Ask for James!
00:07 26 Feb 19
I was very pleased with Golden Law office. I had never been involved in litigation before and with all of the ridiculous law firm commercials you never know what you may get. Thankfully Golden Law office was none of those. Professionalism was exhibited during all phases of my case. I truly appreciate their work, and customer service ethic.
14:59 17 Dec 18
They helped me with a nursing home case on behalf of my mother. I am very pleased with the representation I received from Golden Law and would recommend calling them
14:47 17 Dec 18
Golden Law Office represented me for a slip and fall accident. I was very pleased with their representation and results.
14:01 23 Nov 18
I highly recommend this firm to handle nursing home abuse and neglect.
04:23 11 Aug 18
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19:34 05 Jul 18
I hired Golden Law Office for the wrongful death of a friend. I was very happy with their representation.
18:27 14 Jun 18
I was very pleased with the service and results Golden Law Office provided me during a difficult time.
20:38 11 Jun 18
Golden Law Office was extremely responsive. I would highly recommend using Golden Law Office.
18:29 01 Jun 18
Golden law office was always responsive and helped me obtain an excellent result.
15:44 04 Apr 18
i had a wonderful experience with golden law office. they were knowledgeable, efficient and professional from start to finish. i am very pleased and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
15:30 19 Mar 18
Golden Law Office represented and helped me after I was injured by a drunk driver. They were responsive to all my calls and I received a fantastic settlement from the insurance company. I highly recommend Golden Law Office.
15:14 19 Mar 18
Golden Law Office represented me after I was injured by medical malpractice. We were able to settle just weeks before trial. They did an amazing job. I was blessed to find Golden Law Office.
15:09 19 Mar 18
I was very happy with Golden Law Office. I would recommend them to anyone who is hurt in an accident.
15:02 19 Mar 18
I hired Golden Law Office to represent me when my wife was killed in a car accident. While it was a devastating time, Golden Law Office helped me obtain a fair result from the insurance company. I would recommend Golden Law Office to others.