You can sue a nursing home that abused a family member causing a heart attack or stroke. To be successful a doctor must state the heart attack or stroke resulted from the abuse. This opinion needs to be within a reasonable degree of medical certainty. Damages in a case like this include past/present/future emotional and physical pain and suffering, medical expenses, and punitive damages. The employee that caused the injury and the facility that allowed the abuse are both liable for damages in Kentucky. A personal injury lawyer or nursing home abuse lawyer can help on your case.