Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in Kansas City
Few cases are more troubling and disturbing than those involving nursing home abuse and neglect. Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities are often in delicate health. They may have suffered a stroke or disabling mental impairments like Alzheimer’s disease. These residents are generally very frail, making them amongst the most vulnerable in our society.
A Nursing Home May Save Money At Resident’s Expense
Properly operating a nursing home is expensive. Many nursing home owners operate their facilities with the main goal of making a profit. As residents require a great amount of care due to their illnesses or infirmities, many of these businesses attempt to save money by reducing the staff on duty. This can leave residents without adequate care and if an emergency occurs, they may go unnoticed and suffer catastrophic injuries.
The attorneys at The Nail Law Firm recognize this type of negligence and know how to investigate these facilities to demonstrate their liability with issues of negligent staffing, supervision or hiring. They know how to present these failures to clearly establish responsibility for the harm they cause and they work to obtain verdicts and settlements that provide justice for those injured and their families.
Nursing Home Neglect And Elder Abuse
Understaffing is a critical problem in some facilities. When there are too few staff members available to meet the needs of the residents, neglect is often the result. Overworked staff may lash out at residents, physically abuse and assault individuals with no ability to defend themselves.
Residents may not receive necessary therapy, they may be left in their bed, unable to move, causing bedsores or ulcers that can become infected and lead to severe medical conditions, like sepsis, amputations, fractures and even death. Other neglect may include:
- Sexual abuse
- Financial exploitation
- Medication errors
- Wandering off (elopement)
- Bedsores / decubitus ulcers
- Sepsis / neglect