Nursing Home Abuse

Kansas City Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

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Nursing home abuse and neglect is one of the most devastating and heinous causes of injury. While many nursing homes are staffed by caring and compassionate professionals, there are others that have under-staffing issues, poor management, and abusive caregivers.

If your loved one was the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to hold the guilty part accountable for the harm they have caused. Taking action is crucial and the Kansas City nursing home abuse lawyers at the Klenofsky & Steward, LLC are prepared to stand at your side.

Call Klenofsky & Steward, LLC at (855) 769-0906 to learn more about your rights.

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How Our Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Can Help

When it comes to pursuing maximum compensation for our clients, we don't cut corners. Our team works tirelessly on behalf of our clients because we believe that no one should have to suffer the consequences of another person's negligence.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we offer free consultations to all potential clients. We also work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t pay any fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf. You have nothing to lose by calling us!

How Common Is Nursing Home Abuse in the U.S.?

The National Center for Elder Abuse conducted a survey of 2,000 nursing home residents in 2000. Of the patients who were surveyed, 44% reported being abused and 95% reported neglect to themselves or another patient.

Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including:

  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Mental abuse
  • Sexual abuse

Other Forms of Abuse & Neglect

Sadly, it seems that one of the most common forms of nursing home abuse is financial exploitation, primarily due to the fact that residents are so reliant on their caregivers.

Moreover, healthcare fraud is yet another form of nursing home abuse as well, in which the facility or caregiver charges additional medical services that are not rendered to the patient. Tragically, not only is the nursing home worker abusing the resident financially, the patient is not receiving his or her proper medical care.

Why Does Nursing Home Abuse Happen?

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, there are several risk factors that play a role in the probability of nursing home abuse. For example many factors of nursing home abuse may include:

  • No abuse prevention policy at facility
  • The staff is not properly educated or trained
  • The staff is not properly screened upon hire
  • Increased staff stress or burnout
  • Increased staff ratio or turnover
  • Facility has a history or deficiencies or complaints
  • Culture, management, and physical environment of the facility
  • Unmet needs of the patients (behavioral/cognitive symptoms)
  • Resident-visitor frequency
  • Staff interaction with residents

How to Recognize the Signs of Elder Abuse & Neglect

One of the best ways to protect your loved ones is to be involved with regular visits. Get to know the staff. Watch out for possible signs of abuse or neglect.

Some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse or neglect include:

  • Bedsores or pressure ulcers from a lack of movement
  • Sudden weight loss, indicating malnutrition or dehydration
  • Sudden changes in personal hygiene or appearance
  • Hostility between your family member and a staff member
  • Unexplained bruises, cuts, lacerations, or bone fractures
  • Injuries from falling, indicating a lack of supervision

If any of the following signs of nursing home abuse are noticed on your loved one the situation must be promptly reported to the nursing home facility administrator. Then, contact a Kansas City nursing home abuse attorney. Taking legal action can protect their rights while ensuring that the care facility is held accountable so others don't suffer a similar fate.

Call Our Firm for a Free Case Review

If your loved one has suffered abuse at the hands of those responsible for their care, we encourage you to call the personal injury lawyers at Klenofsky & Steward, LLC as soon as possible.

Call the Klenofsky & Steward, LLC today at (816) 865-5700 for a free case review.

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