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Nursing Home Abuse / Neglect
Q: What is nursing home abuse and neglect? It’s pretty safe to say that nobody ever wants to end up in a nursing home. But unfortunately, people of all ages– not just the elderly– can find themselves temporary or permanent residents of one through an accident, illness, injury, or old age. While many nursing homes…Read More
When most people think about nursing home neglect and abuse lawsuits, they envision the victim of physical, emotional, or financial abuse as a senior citizen. But elder abuse is not always the case. Residents of skilled nursing facilities can be young, disabled, and just as vulnerable as elderly residents. Nursing home neglect can be abandonment, isolation,…Read More
Q: How can sexual assault be reduced in nursing homes? Missouri nursing home abuse attorneys, as well as nursing home residents and their loved ones, gained a victory when Missouri lawmakers recently approved legislation that “nursing and other group homes must report sexual assaults to law-enforcement” rather than just to state agencies as the current…Read More
Q: What constitutes nursing home neglect? Whoever said the “golden years” were wonderful, likely never had to place a loved one – – or themselves – – in a nursing home. While there are certainly facilities that provide an excellent standard of care to their senior residents, Missouri nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers often…Read More
The decision to place a loved one in a nursing facility is often difficult and heartbreaking. Of course, we want to make sure that the facility we choose provides excellent care to our loved ones. Unfortunately, there are times when these facilities fall short. Not all cases of nursing home neglect are intentional, but they…Read More