Do You Suspect Your Loved One Was Abused In A Nursing Home?
When a senior experiences abuse in a nursing home, family members are often the last to know. Seniors often fail to report the abuse, often because they are afraid of retaliation. It often takes the help of an experienced attorney to find out what happened.
If you think your family member is being abused by staff or residents in a nursing home in Kansas or Missouri, contact the Kansas City personal injury lawyer at Mayer & Associates, P.C.. You can rely on us to hold nursing homes accountable when they fail to protect residents.
A Nationwide Problem
Abuse in nursing homes may come from other residents or from nursing home staff. It can take many forms:
- Physical abuse: Unexplained bruises or other injuries may be a sign of physical abuse.
- Sexual abuse: Bloodstains on underwear, injuries to the genital area or sexually transmitted diseases may be signs of rape.
- Financial abuse: Unexplained withdrawals from bank accounts, credit card charges or missing personal items may be a sign of financial exploitation.
- Psychological abuse: Threatening or belittling comments from staff members can have a devastating effect on your family member’s self-confidence and well-being.
What To Do If You Suspect Abuse
If you suspect your parent is a victim of abuse, it is important to speak up. The abuse won’t go away on its own and may get worse. Our attorney is prepared to advise you on the next steps you should take to protect your family member and obtain compensation. We handle all types of cases involving abuse or neglect in a nursing home.