North Kansas City Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

If you suspect that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it is imperative that you contact an experienced North Kansas City nursing home abuse lawyer to protect your and your loved one’s rights.

Nursing home neglect and abuse law covers not only nursing homes, but also senior care centers, assisted living facilities, and in-home care services. With our senior population growing every day, it is imperative that nursing homes are held accountable for any violations, and one of the proactive personal injury attorneys at BG Law is prepared to do just that.

Nursing Homes Owe Residents a Certain Standard of Care

With an aging population and longer lifetimes due to advancements in medical science, the need for skilled and reliable nursing care facilities is at an all-time high. Over one million people currently live in nursing homes throughout the United States.

While many nursing homes provide wonderful environments and treatment to seniors who can no longer take care of themselves, others fail to meet the standard of care required by law, and their failures can lead to tragic results.

Nursing home operators have a high duty of care to their patients and residents, and all too often our team of elder abuse attorneys in North Kansas City see evidence of negligence, carelessness, or outright abuse of seniors who deserve to be treated with respect during the twilight of their lives.

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse

There are often signs associated with nursing home neglect or abuse. However, a victim of abuse may be scared, embarrassed, or feel shame about revealing the neglect or abuse. Others may not be physically able to reveal the abuse due to medical limitations.

Since these signs can be hard to spot, it is very important that the family of the resident becomes familiar with the signs of abuse and neglect.

Signs of elder abuse and neglect towards the resident of a nursing home include:

  • Tension between the resident and caregiver
  • Broken bones
  • Unexplained bruises and cuts
  • Bloody undergarments
  • Bedsores
  • Poor hygiene
  • Missing items from residents room
  • Caregiver refusing visits or phone calls
  • Drastic weight loss
  • Malnutrition
  • Behavior mimicking dementia

Types of Nursing Home Mistreatment

These categories of nursing home neglect and elder abuse include:

  • Physical Abuse: Inflicting pain and/or injury, includes sexual abuse.
  • Medical Malpractice: Misuse of chemicals or restraints, medical care not in accordance with accepted practice.
  • Physical Neglect: Disregard for the necessities such as food and water.

Nursing home neglect has come to be known as the “hidden crime”, because it is all too often difficult to recognize. The abuse or neglect may be covered up by the nursing home staff, or the victim may be too scared to say anything.

A 2002 study by the federal government revealed that 97 percent of nursing homes fail to provide the amount of care suggested by the Department of Health and Human Services. The same study showed that 91 percent of nursing homes do not have sufficient staff to provide routine care. A dedicated Northland Kansas City lawyer can hold assisted living facilities legally accountable for their failure to care for residents appropriately.

A North Kansas City Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Is Here for You

Our personal injury lawsuit success has led to Blake Green being recognized as ‘Super Lawyers of Kansas City’, ‘Best of the Bar in Kansas City’ by the Kansas City Business Journal, and ‘Top 100 Trial Lawyers’ by The National Trial Lawyers.

If you believe that you are entitled to compensation for elder abuse or nursing home neglect, get in touch with a North Kansas City nursing home abuse lawyer at BG Law for a free case evaluation.

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