Assertive Representation In Nursing Home Negligence Cases
Residents at nursing homes trust the medical staff and employees to provide their best care. When errors or negligence occurs, residents and their families often feel anger and guilt. However, it is not your fault for trusting a professional or an institution to provide an acceptable level of care.
Families may have legal recourse when a loved one is injured while under the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility.
First Indicators Of Potential Abuse And Neglect
You may have noticed something was wrong when you visited your elderly or disabled family member in a Kansas City-area nursing home because of:
- Smells indicating poor hygiene
- Unexplained bruises or burn injuries indicating scalding or lack of supervision
- Anxiety and agitation unlike your loved one’s usual mood
- Specific complaints of abuse and neglect
Deciding To Contact An Attorney
How do you know when it’s time to talk to a lawyer? A good rule of thumb is that if you are asking this question, the time is now. The Kansas City nursing home abuse attorney at Mayer & Associates, P.C., is prepared to advise you on whether you likely have a strong case and what you can hope to accomplish through an injury claim or lawsuit.
Once an injury has occurred, you may naturally want to take action to prevent further abuse and neglect of other residents of the same facility. At the same time, your family may have experienced economic losses through medical bills, increased level of care charges at the nursing homes, and/or untimely funeral and burial costs. A successful nursing home negligence claim can provide relief through compensation you are eligible for.
We Can Evaluate Your Nursing Home Negligence Case
If a loved one was injured through nursing home negligence, Mayer & Associates, P.C., can help. Our attorney understands the many emotions involved in nursing home negligence cases. We are ready to investigate the incident that caused your loved one’s injury or wrongful death.
For a free consultation with our Kansas City nursing home negligence lawyer, please call 816-692-2877 or contact us online. We represent residents of nursing homes in the Kansas City area, as well as their family members after unexplained injuries and fatalities. We are available to investigate cases involving neglect in all varieties of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities and rehabilitation facilities. We can also advocate for individuals suffering abuse or neglect in-home health care situations.
Nursing Home Malnutrition And Other Injuries: Statutes Of Limitations
Nursing home negligence is a failure to provide basic, necessary services, such as food and clothing, shelter, supervision and medical care. Negligence by the staff or institution can result in:
- Injuries caused by falls (broken bones, head injuries)
- Bedsores and ulcers
- Torn rotator cuffs
- Dehydration and malnutrition
Schedule A Free Consultation
In Kansas, there is a two-year statute of limitations for filing nursing home negligence claims. The statute of limitations is five years in Missouri. Proving negligence can be complicated, so you will need the assistance of an experienced Kansas City nursing home neglect lawyer. We will work hard to recover compensation and seek justice for your family member. Please call our office at 816-692-2877 to schedule an appointment today to discuss your claim.