When to Call an Attorney for Nursing Home Abuse

This video features Tad Thomas, a Medical Malpractice attorney based in Illinois.

Louisville, Kentucky Lawyer Tad Thomas

Video Transcript:

Rob Rosenthal:

How badly does your loved one need to be injured in a nursing home before you contact an attorney? We ask Kentucky lawyer Tad Thomas in this AskTheLawyers™ Quick Question.

Tad Thomas:

When it comes to calling the facility, I don't think any complaint is a small complaint. I would start complaining to the facility, even if it is a small bed sore. You may even want to call a lawyer if it's a small bed sore, because small bed sores turn into big bed sores, and they get infected and they get to the point where they can't heal. So start calling the facility as soon as you see any red flags at all. Then don't hesitate to call a lawyer.

If you call our office, we'll tell you whether or not you need to worry at this point, and give you that advice. If it's a serious wound and a serious malnutrition or a serious injury, call the state as well. They're used to getting complaints of all levels, and if it gets to a certain level they’ll perform an investigation.

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