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Nursing Home Negligence: Elopement Or Wandering

Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be a hard decision. Families trust the staff of these facilities to give our loved ones the care that we are unable to provide. Nursing homes have a number of duties to residents. One overriding duty is to watch over the residents to make sure they are safe.

When nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia elope, or wander off, they can be seriously injured in falls or other accidents. If your parent or spouse was injured or killed because he or she left the grounds of a facility, you should hold the facility responsible for its negligence. Attorney Doug Carter of Carter Law Offices, P.C., has devoted much of his career to fighting for victims of nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse.

Nursing Home Elopement Is Unacceptable. Carter Law Offices Will Fight for You.

If your loved one left the facility unsupervised, the nursing home may have breached its duty. That is not the end of the matter, however. It will be necessary to prove your damages. Our law firm includes a registered nurse on staff. She and attorney Doug Carter will assess the extent of your loved one’s injuries and show how the neglect caused your loved one’s injuries. We will examine patient records, staffing levels and other information to document your claim for damages and build the strongest possible case.

Contact A Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer Today

If your loved one suffered an injury due to poor supervision, our attorneys can help you hold the nursing home responsible. Carter Law Offices helps people across the greater Kansas City area. Send us an email or call 816-283-3500 for a free case evaluation. We can make house calls and nursing home visits if necessary. We will not accept attorney fees unless we are successful at collecting compensation on your behalf.