Missouri Attorneys Investigating Physical and Emotional Abuse of the Elderly
A nursing home should be a haven, a safe place for the elderly or infirm to get the supportive care they require. The law firm of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., holds elder care facilities accountable if a loved one was injured through neglect, abuse or medical negligence.
Our nursing home negligence lawyers have the background in medical malpractice and nursing home litigation to demonstrate how your family member was mistreated. We have secured settlements and verdicts on behalf of victims in the Kansas City area (Missouri and Kansas). Call 816-421-6868 if you believe nursing home negligence caused injury or a decline in health.
Nursing Home Negligence, Neglect and Abuse
Open sores. Unexplained bruises or fractures. Loss of weight or appetite. Sudden sadness, silence or personality change. There may be valid explanations relating to age or disease, or these may be signs of poor care or abuse. We investigate all types of nursing home negligence resulting in physical injury, death or other compensable harm:
- Advanced stage bedsores (pressure ulcers)
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Undiagnosed medical conditions
- Medication errors or overmedication
- Falls from bed; falls from walking without assistance
- Excessive restraint or physical abuse
- Emotional abuse and punishment
- Wandering off the premises
- Assault/sexual assault by staff, visitors or residents
Some types of elder neglect, such as falls, may go unreported by nursing home staff. Nursing home negligence often stems from understaffing, unqualified staff, poor medical supervision and sloppy administration. Our experienced nursing home negligence lawyers secure medical records, check the criminal backgrounds of employees and managers, and research health code violations and similar claims of abuse or neglect.
Dempsey & Kingsland acts to correct the mistreatment and hold nursing homes accountable for monetary damages. Call 816-421-6868 for a free case evaluation, or contact us online to discuss your possible claim.