A Nursing Home That Allows A Resident To Wander Off Can Be Held Accountable
Dementia is a prime cause of wandering off by residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. With proper supervision and safety mechanisms in place, this should not happen. Nursing homes and memory loss sections of assisted living facilities are responsible for taking precautions to ensure that residents who are identified as at-risk do not leave unaccompanied.
Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed. A resident who resents living there may plot his or her escape just as jail inmates sometimes do, or he or she may leave in a state of confusion caused by drugs or dementia.
When a nursing home resident wanders off or elopes and is subsequently injured, a resident and his or her family may have to face sudden expenses as a result. By filing a claim or lawsuit on the basis of alleged nursing home neglect in an instance like this, a resident and/or his or her family has hopes of recovering compensation for medical expenses, funeral, and burial costs if applicable, and intangible but still very real emotional costs.
The Kansas City nursing home abuse lawyer at Mayer & Associates, P.C., is a respected resource for families and individuals seeking legal advice and representation in nursing home abuse and neglect cases involving elopement and elopement injuries. Our attorney’s more than 25 years of experience and many successful outcomes are strong indicators that our law firm is worthy of your consideration after a loved one wanders off from a nursing home and is injured or dies.
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If your loved one wandered off from a nursing home and suffered injuries in a Kansas City area nursing home or elsewhere in Kansas or Missouri, use our online contact form or call 816-692-2877 to schedule a free consultation.