When you place a parent, a spouse or a family member in a nursing home, you are placing your full trust in the nursing home. You trust that the nursing home staff will treat your loved one with respect and dignity. Nursing homes must take great care to uphold standards of care. Regrettably, some nursing homes breach the trust that others place in them. Far too often, nursing home residents are made to suffer abuse and neglect. Nursing home abuse can lead to severe injuries and even death.
You may not yet know for certain whether your loved one is the victim of physical abuse. However, you may have cause for suspicion. Any of the following may be symptoms of abuse or neglect:
- Trips to the emergency room
- Broken bones
- Rapid weight loss
- Physical or chemical restraints
Helping the Victims of Nursing Home Abuse
If your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, it is up to you to find out what happened and hold the wrongdoers accountable. Attorney Doug Carter of Carter Law Offices has fought against nursing homes across the Kansas City metropolitan area and beyond for many years.
Simply stated, elder abuse is an outrage that cannot be tolerated. Nursing home abuse is usually a result of nursing homes hiring too few people, or hiring people who never should have been hired in the first place. Unfortunately, this is not always a surprise. These corporations place a higher value on profits rather than human dignity. Our law firm will fully investigate the circumstances behind your loved one's injuries. If his or her injuries were the result of nursing home negligence or abuse, we will present a compelling case for damages.
Call the Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers of Carter Law Offices • 816-283-3500
If you believe your loved one has been the victim of physical abuse or neglect, our attorneys can help you take action. Contact our law firm to schedule a free case evaluation. We will not accept attorney fees unless we are successful at recovering compensation on your behalf. We offer home and hospital visits upon request.