Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Putting a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be a tough, emotional decision. What makes it harder is finding a facility that you trust to care for your loved one. Unfortunately, Missouri nursing home abuse is regularly reported at many facilities across the state, while many more cases go unreported each year. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, “elders who experienced abuse, even modest abuse, had a 300% higher risk of death when compared to those who had not been abused.”
Nursing homes and healthcare professionals are required to provide a reasonable level of care to their residents. If they fail to do so and cause injury to your loved one as a result, you have the right to hold them accountable. The Missouri nursing home abuse lawyers at The S.E. Farris Law Firm can help you identify the signs of nursing home abuse, file reports, and pursue compensation for abuse-related injuries.
There are several different types of elder abuse, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, and financial or material exploitation. Some obvious signs of abuse include bedsores, unexplained bruises, untreated health problems, unsanitary living conditions, or complaints from your loved one of bad treatment by nurses or staff members. There are many more signs and symptoms that can be harder to notice, especially if the victim is unable or unwilling to talk about it.
If you suspect that an elderly or disabled loved one has been abused while in the care of a Missouri nursing home, or has died as a result of nursing home abuse, contact The S.E. Farris Law Firm for a free consultation. Visit FarrisLaw.net to submit your case details online or call us directly at (314) 252-9937. We represent the victims of nursing home abuse on a contingent fee basis, which means there is no cost to you unless you win your case.