Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Elders in declining health often need more care than their loved ones can provide.
It is never easy for seniors or their families to conclude that a nursing facility is the best option.
But once that decision is made, the elder resident and the family should be able to expect professionalism, vigilance and compassion from the facility and its employees. Too often, residents suffer pain and indignity because of nursing home neglect, abuse and injury. That’s why McShane & Brady has fought on the side of elders and their loved ones as nursing home neglect lawyers in Kansas City.
While abuse is a willfully harmful act, neglect occurs when a caregiver fails to fulfill their obligations for the elder’s care.
Neglect can be intentional or unintentional.
When the nursing home staff denies the resident’s needs regarding shelter, food, clothing, hygiene or medical care, it could be considered neglect.
people are affected by elder abuse every single year
of self-reported elder abuses are physical or cause by neglect
are verbal, According to the National Center for Victims of Crime
What should you look out for?
When you visit your loved ones in a nursing home, be on the lookout for:
- Bedsores and pressure ulcers
- Unsanitary conditions
- Rapid change in weight
Neglect can also lead to falls or medication errors — avoidable accidents that should be taken seriously. Our lawyers thoroughly investigate evidence of nursing home neglect, helping you build a case to protect your loved one from harm.
McShane & Brady is a personal injury law firm with nursing home neglect lawyers in Kansas City, representing those who have been injured through no fault of their own.
These include car/truck accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, nursing home neglect and HIPAA violations.
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