Nursing Home Abuse And Negligence

Under the Missouri Code of Regulations, nursing homes, long-term care facilities and short-term facilities must provide its residents the same civil rights that all individuals enjoy. Sometimes nursing homes make mistakes. Sometimes they fail to staff adequate employees to provide care and treatment to our loved ones. As a result of negligence, abuse or neglect, injury may occur.

Nursing home negligence is any act that deprives your loved one of the care he or she needs. Ultimately, this withholding of care may cause your loved one great harm during his or her nursing home stay. Examples of nursing home negligence include:

  • Lack of monitoring
  • Malnourishment
  • Failure to follow doctor's orders
  • Withholding medication
  • Failure to recognize overmedication
  • Failure to prevent falls
  • Allowing decubitus ulcers to develop
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse

If your loved one is a victim of nursing home negligence or abuse, take time to talk to managers about your concerns, then talk to an attorney who has experience investigating cases in Missouri nursing home neglect.  There may be a pattern or record of violations that indicate negligence.  Research the healthcare facility at issue by visiting http://health.mo.gov/safety/showmelongtermcare/. Furthermore, you may wish to associate with an ombudsman. An ombudsman is a volunteer serving residents of nursing homes and residential care facilities to provide support and assistance with any problems or complaints. Go to: http://health.mo.gov/seniors/ombudsman/. Complaints concerning abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation should be reported first to the Missouri Division of Senior Services Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-392-0210.

Our team combines decades of trial experience, litigating on behalf of plaintiffs in nursing home negligence and medical malpractice. Our knowledge and experience has assisted many families who have been victims of nursing home abuse. Hall Ansley believes that those in residential care facilities should be treated with extra care. They have served our country, our communities, and our families with grace and style. They should be afforded the same care in their golden years.

Our experience includes successful recovery of damages in Missouri elder abuse and hospital negligence cases involving:

  • Bed sores
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Medication errors and overdose
  • Physician error
  • Nursing negligence
  • Falls
  • Head injuries and subdural hematoma
  • Broken bones
  • Dehydration and malnutrition
  • Elopement or wandering off
  • Death

Our Springfield nursing home neglect lawyers represent clients in nursing home negligence cases throughout Central and Southwestern Missouri.   Contact us to arrange a no cost, no obligation consultation today, and review our past successes by going to our medical malpractice case results page