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Pikeville Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Nursing Home Abuse


Pikeville Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Nursing home abuse cases are unfortunately quite common. In a national survey, 36% of nursing home residents reported witnessing at least one incident of abuse against an elderly patient within the last year. Many of these abuse cases are not followed up, which can lead to the nursing staff who are responsible continuing their behavior.

If you or a family member has been a victim of nursing home abuse, it’s likely that you are eligible to seek compensation. By hiring a Pikeville nursing home abuse attorney, you can increase your chance of filing a successful claim and getting the justice you deserve.

What are some examples of nursing home abuse?

Nursing home abuse can come in many different forms. You may want to consider filing a nursing home abuse claim if you or a family member has been subject to:

  • Physical abuse resulting in injury
  • Medical malpractice (such as being prescribed the wrong medication)
  • Neglect (such as not being fed properly or being allowed to develop bedsores)
  • Emotional abuse (such as taunting and yelling)
  • Sexual abuse

Why hire a nursing home abuse attorney?

Filing any kind of legal claim can be a complicated process. This is why it’s often advisable to hire an attorney who can help navigate this process for you.

A nursing home abuse attorney will first be able to determine whether you have a case. This may include gathering evidence, working out which parties are responsible and collecting any possible witness statements.

Once a case is built, a nursing home abuse attorney will be able to help you file your claim with the right court. It is essential that your lawsuit is filed correctly, otherwise it may be rejected.

At this point, the nursing home or accused individual will have the choice to hire a legal defense. If this happens, both parties will have to negotiate a settlement. In rare instances, a case may have to be settled in a court trial. An attorney will be able to support you through this entire process, helping to fight your case for you.

All in all, it’s much easier to have an attorney at your side.

Choosing the right attorney

Hiring an attorney can increase your chance of winning the case, however it’s important that you hire the right attorney. Ideally, you want a lawyer who is based locally and who has specialist expertise in nursing home abuse cases. Not only this, but you want a Pikeville nursing home abuse attorney who has a good track record and a good reputation.

At Ray S. Jones Injury Attorneys, we can pair you up with just the right attorney for your case. Our firm has lots of experience with nursing home abuse cases and we know exactly how to handle the process. If you’re looking for a Pikeville nursing home abuse attorney to start working with or you simply have questions regarding nursing home abuse, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re here to offer the support you need.

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Bill Hickman - Ray S Jones Law


Bill is a Pike County native. He graduated from Virgie High School, Eastern Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky Law School and began practicing law in Pike County in 1975. Bill served as Staff Attorney and as an Executive Officer of Community Trust Bank, with over 22 years of banking and banking law experience. For 22 years Bill served as general counsel at Community Trust Bank.

Bill focuses on personal injury, business disputes, complex probate litigation, and representing consumers who have been wronged by banks, financial institutions, and lenders.

Bill has successfully represented both individuals and businesses in complex litigations involving many types of commercial transactions including breach of contract, common fraud, common bad faith, has handled employee discrimination, and has extensive experience in employee discrimination claims.

Bill is also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Bill resides in Pikeville with his wife Shirley.


Colonel Roy J. Downey has been representing the interests of injured people for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in motor vehicle accidents, workers’ compensation, disability and Social Security. Roy has practiced law at all levels of the court system in Kentucky. 

He is a retired Colonel in the USAR, having served in Afghanistan and Iraq.


Kevin is a native of Pike County. He graduated from Johns Creek High School, Morehead State University and Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1999 and since that time has practiced almost exclusively in the area of personal injury.

Kevin began his career defending many complex proceedings throughout Kentucky. In 2003 Kevin’s practice transitioned into exclusively representing victims of car and truck crashes, defective products, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and injuries due to the dangerous conditions on businesses premises.

In August 2020, Kevin became Pike County Attorney. Kevin has focused on making the county safer, child support collections, and has been a tireless advocate for children involved in dependency, neglect and abuse cases.

He and his wife, Tiffany, have two sons, Colin and Cooper

Ray Jones II - Ray Jones Law Office


Ray S. Jones II has been representing clients in complex personal injury claims for nearly 28 years. He has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements in difficult cases involving motor vehicle collisions, medical malpractice, construction and mining accident cases as well as workers’ compensation claims.

Ray was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky, and grew up in Pike County. After high school, Ray attended Eastern Kentucky University where he graduated magna cum laude in 1991. Ray obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1994. While at the University of Louisville, Ray received numerous academic awards, including the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for academic excellence in Torts, as well as book awards in Corporations and Negotiable Instruments. Upon returning to his native eastern Kentucky, Ray entered private practice in 1995, and has practiced extensively in state courts throughout Kentucky, as well as in federal court. Ray was twice elected president of the Pike County Kentucky Bar Association, and in November 2000, Ray was elected as State Senator for the 31st Senatorial District. He was subsequently re-elected in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. In 2019 Ray gave up his Senate seat to answer the desperate cry for help in his home county and was sworn in as Pike County Judge Executive on January 7, 2019.

The 31st Senatorial District currently is comprised of Pike, Martin, Lawrence, Elliott and Morgan Counties. Ray served as the Senate Minority Leader and on several key legislative committees, including the Senate Committees on Appropriations & Revenue, Judiciary, Transportation, Natural Resources & Energy, Special Subcommittee on Energy, and the Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation.

Ray has obtained multiple verdicts, recoveries and settlements in excess of $1,000,000.

Ray is married to Dr. Paula Jones; they have three children, Grayson, Lauren and Lawson.

Our goal is to help people in the best way possible. this is a basic principle in every case and cause for success. contact us today for a free consultation. 

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