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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

It is a fact that our population is aging. More than 1.5 million Americans are residents in nursing homes and the number continues to grow. While many of these care facilities provide good care, the sad truth is that many do not. Abuse and neglect of our elderly happens more often than we realize.

Legal Help for Nursing Home Abuse Victims

When aging in place, in one’s own home, is not possible, many turn to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and caretakers to provide the best quality of life possible for our elderly. It is unthinkable that abuse and neglect occurs in these situations, but it does.

And that abuse and neglect has devastating effects on the elder person as well as family members. At Nash & Franciskato Law Firm, our lawyers believe in treating our elderly with respect, care, and providing them the best quality of life in their golden years.

The Facts Concerning Elderly Abuse in Nursing Homes

Your loved one is often at the mercy of those attending to his or her needs. When a nursing home fails in its duty to maintain quality of life to the best of its ability, the facility may be negligent.

Common problems for your loved one include untreated bedsores, inadequate medical care, malnutrition, dehydration, preventable accidents, and inadequate sanitation. Unfortunately, professionals who lack the right training may miss these signs of elder abuse.

Proving neglect and abuse can be challenging and building a case takes experience and resources. The lawyers and legal team at Nash & Franciskato Law Firm will use its extensive network of resources to investigate all aspects of abuse in nursing homes and other facilities, including staff training, staffing levels, and background checks for potential criminal records.

Nash & Franciskato Law Firm is your advocate and the voice for your elderly family member, fighting to stop his or her pain and suffering and obtain the compensation you both deserve.

Proven Results

  • $185,000 Settlement for elderly woman who suffered from bedsores and wounds that were left untreated, requiring her leg to be amputated.

  • Confidential Settlement for elderly client who fell at a nursing home, sustaining a brain injury that required surgery and ultimately resulted in her untimely death.

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If your elderly loved one has been mistreated or suffered injuries as a result of nursing home abuse and neglect, help protect his or her rights by hiring the Nash & Franciskato lawyers in Kansas City. Contact us for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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How can I tell if my parent or loved one has been mistreated?

There are several warning signs that may indicate abuse or neglect. Some of the things we look for include:

  • Repeated falls
  • Dehydration
  • Bed sores or pressure sores
  • Sudden changes in the person’s behavior
  • Excessive weight loss and malnutrition
  • Medical conditions not taken care of immediately
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Overmedication