St. Louis Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Missouri Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys
When we place our loved ones in a nursing home we expect the nursing home to love and care for them every day. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes take the proper care of our loved ones as required by law. Many residents in skilled nursing facilities are abused, mistreated, and exploited. The goal of our attorneys is not only to recover compensation for nursing home residents who have been abused or neglected. Contact Halvorsen Klote right away if you believe your loved ones have suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home.
Common Types of Abuse in Nursing Homes
Nursing home abuse and neglect can come in different forms. Residents commonly experience physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. Even though physical abuse is most common, all residents and their loved ones should be alert for anything that threatens the safety of your loved one.
Frequent signs of abuse include:
- Extensive and untreated bedsores
- Bruises or Bleeding
- Unexplained diseases or infections
- Broken Bones
- Malnourishment or dehydration
- Unsanitary conditions
When is a Nursing Home Liable for Abuse and Neglect
If a nursing home or its employees are found to have acted negligent, they may be held liable for any resulting damages. Damages available in a nursing home abuse lawsuit include medical bills, pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability and future medical treatment.
The following may be grounds for filing a nursing home abuse and neglect claim:
- Negligent hiring
- Inadequate training
- Medication errors
- Nutrition plan errors
Nursing homes often choose the bottom line over protecting your loved ones. As a result, nursing home residents are often left with inadequate care and attention. The attorneys at Halvorsen Klote find this unacceptable. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to protect your loved ones and hold the nursing home accountable for their actions. Other areas we practice include the following:
If you or a loved one have been injured in a nursing home, it is important to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. If you delay bringing your claim you may be prevented for recovering any compensation. Call the nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Halvorsen Klote at 1-877-51-HKLAW (877-514-5529) for your free consultation.