Choosing to place a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be a difficult decision to make. It involves entrusting the care of our parents or grandparents to professionals. However, when these professionals breach that trust through abuse or neglect, it is important to hold them accountable. Handling an abuse or neglect claim can be challenging and complicated. Don’t go through it alone. Contact Injury Law Associates, an experienced and compassionate Kansas City Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer. We understand the law and can offer expert legal representation when you need it most.
It is unacceptable that in some cases, those responsible for abuse or neglect in nursing homes are not held accountable. We believe that our clients have the right to be informed of the situation they are facing when dealing with nursing home abuse or neglect.
Nursing home abuse is defined as the intentional harm or injury to an elderly person, including physical, sexual, emotional, or financial exploitation, by any person, organization, or corporation.
Nursing home neglect is defined as the failure to provide necessary care or services to an elderly person by any person, organization, or corporation that has a legal or contractual duty to do so, when such failure presents a danger to their health, safety, or well-being, or a significant risk of death or serious physical harm.
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At fault driver failed to yield the right of way and caused our client to crash into her car, causing neck, back and knee injuries.
A tree crashed onto the top of a car driven by our client, he experienced serious injuries including a brain bleed and TBI.
Rear end car crash with minor property damage resulting in neck back strain and TBI.
Semi switched lanes and hit clients' vehicle causing it to spin and hit the guardrail.
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When you come to us with your story, our team will quickly determine the legal basis for your case and identify the responsible parties. We will begin investigating immediately, gathering important evidence such as medical records and facility reports, interviewing witnesses, and filing the necessary paperwork. Our attorneys at Injury Law Associates will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Hiring Qualified Employees
Nursing homes have a responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of their residents by hiring personnel who are properly qualified and have no history of abuse or violence. If a nursing home fails to conduct background checks on its employees or retains staff members who are known to be incompetent, the residents may be put in harm’s way. In such cases, the nursing home can be held liable for any harm caused by unqualified staff members.
According to a report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the recommended staff-to-resident ratio is 1 staff member for every 1.64 residents. When a nursing home falls short of this standard, it can lead to neglect as there may not be enough staff to provide necessary care and attention to the residents.Click here to read more
The low staff-to-resident ratio in nursing homes can lead to increased workload for staff, resulting in stress and decreased morale. This can also result in a loss of compassion towards residents. Furthermore, nursing homes can face legal liability if a resident is harmed or dies due to a lack of adequate care staff.
Lacking Proper Training
When nursing home staff are not properly trained to care for disabled or difficult residents, they may not provide the level of care required by law and expected by families. As a result, nursing homes can be held liable if a patient is harmed due to staff’s inadequate training.
If you suspect an elderly loved one is being abused or neglected by nursing home staff, or if you need more information about nursing homes, the following authorities can be contacted. You can also reach out to Injury Law Associates for a free consultation. We can assist you in seeking justice for your elderly loved one who has been victimized.