Kansas City Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Dedicated Advocacy for Injured Seniors in Kansas City, MO
When it comes to pursuing maximum compensation for our clients, we don't cut corners. Our personal injury attorneys work tirelessly on behalf of our clients because we believe that no one should have to suffer the consequences of another person's negligence. Nursing home abuse and neglect is one of the most devastating and heinous causes of personal injury. Taking action is crucial, and the Kansas City injury lawyers at the Klenofsky Law Firm are prepared to stand at your side.
Call us at (816) 865-5700 today to learn about what we can do for you.
How Common Is Nursing Home Abuse in the U.S.?
Many people choose to entrust their loved ones to the care of nursing home facilities as they age. For many, this is their best—and often their only—choice, but it can still be a difficult one to make. While many nursing homes are staffed by caring and compassionate professionals, there are exceptions. Elder abuse can happen, and unfortunately, it is all too common.
Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Financial abuse
- Mental abuse
- Sexual abuse
The National Center for Elder Abuse conducted a survey of 2,000 nursing home residents in 2000. Of the patients who were surveyed, 44% reported being abused and 95% reported neglect to themselves or another patient.
How to Recognize the Signs of Elder Abuse & Neglect
One of the best ways to protect your loved ones is to be involved with regular visits. Get to know the staff. Watch out for possible signs of abuse or neglect. The National Center for Elder Abuse website provides tools to help you know what to look for and how to stop abuse. If your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse in a nursing home, taking legal action can protect their rights while ensuring that the care facility is held accountable so others don't suffer a similar fate.
Some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse or neglect include:
- Bedsores or pressure ulcers from a lack of movement
- Sudden weight loss, indicating malnutrition or dehydration
- Sudden changes in personal hygiene or appearance
- Hostility between your family member and a staff member
- Unexplained bruises, cuts, lacerations, or bone fractures
- Injuries from falling, indicating a lack of supervision
Call Our Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys for a Free Review
If your loved one has suffered abuse at the hands of those responsible for their care, we encourage you to call the personal injury lawyers at Klenofsky Law Firm as soon as possible. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we offer free consultations to all potential clients. For this reason, you would have nothing to lose by giving us a call. Furthermore, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t pay any fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
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