Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

When you place family members in a nursing home, you are entitled to expect that they will be well cared for. If negligence and abuse occur at the facility, putting your loved one’s life in danger, you need to speak up and hold the facility and its employees accountable for their actions.

Experienced In Elder Abuse Lawsuits

At Dougherty & Holloway, LLC, our lawyers have brought many nursing home neglect lawsuits to successful conclusions for our clients. We have the deepest respect and compassion for what you and your family member are going through. By bringing a lawsuit against those responsible, we can help prevent these things from happening again, either to your loved one or to other patients in the nursing home.

Many nursing homes will brush off your concerns saying, “well, that happens at this age,” or something similar. That does not mean your concern is not valid or that your family member is not suffering from neglect or abuse.

HAVE YOU OR A LOVED ONE SUFFERED NEGLECT OR ABUSE IN A NURSING HOME?

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Possible signs of negligence on the part of the facility include:

  • Untreated bedsores
  • Open wounds or cuts
  • Significant weight loss
  • Dehydration
  • Poor hygiene
  • Bruises that suggest your loved one may have been restrained
  • Finding your family member left in his or her own waste
  • Complaints of physical abuse
  • Complaints of sexual abuse
  • Complaints of verbal abuse
  • Sudden changes in your family member’s appearance
Our Kansas City nursing home abuse attorneys will conduct an investigation of the nursing home. We will review your loved one’s medical records and consult with experts in geriatric care to determine if neglect has occurred. An investigation of the facility will take place, to see if complaints have been lodged against it in the past. We will hold those who have hurt your family member accountable for their actions and work diligently to obtain compensation for the injury to or loss of your loved one.

Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Attorneys in Kansas City, MO

You can also contact us online to learn more about how we can help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with evening and weekend appointments. We also make house calls or we can visit you in the hospital. You are never charged a fee unless you are compensated for your injuries. Spanish translation services are available upon request.