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Kansas City's Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

With an aging population and longer lifetimes due to advancements in medical science, the need for skilled and reliable nursing care facilities is at an all-time high. Over one million people currently live in nursing homes throughout the United States.

While many nursing homes provide wonderful environments and treatment to seniors who can no longer take care of themselves, others fail to meet the standard of care required by law, and their failures can lead to tragic results.

Nursing home operators have a high duty of care to their patients and residents, and all too often we see evidence of negligence, carelessness, or outright abuse of seniors who deserve to be treated with respect during the twilight of their lives.

Suspect that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect, abuse, or elder abuse?

If you suspect that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it is imperative that you contact an experienced nursing home neglect attorney to protect your and your loved one's rights.

We have successfully represented victims of nursing home abuse and neglect in numerous cases in Kansas City, and throughout Missouri and Kansas. And we have the knowledge and experience in nursing home neglect and abuse lawsuits, and the legal resources necessary, to hold the abusive nursing home operator accountable.
Nursing home neglect and abuse law covers not only nursing homes, but also senior care centers, assisted living facilities, and in-home care services. With our senior population growing every day, it is imperative that nursing homes are held accountable for any violations.

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse:

There are often signs associated with nursing home neglect or abuse. However, a victim of abuse may be scared, embarrassed, or feel shame about revealing the neglect or abuse. Others may not be physically able to reveal the abuse due to medical limitations.

Since these signs can be hard to spot, it is very important that the family of the resident becomes familiar with the signs of abuse and neglect.

Signs of elder abuse and neglect towards the resident of a nursing home include:

  • Tension between the resident and caregiver
  • Broken bones
  • Unexplained bruises and cuts
  • Bloody undergarments
  • Bedsores
  • Poor hygiene
  • Missing items from residents room
  • Caregiver refusing visits or phone calls
  • Drastic weight loss
  • Malnutrition
  • Behavior mimicking dementia

The office of the Inspector General has categorized several types of elder abuse.

These categories of nursing home neglect and elder abuse include:
  • Physical Abuse.
    Inflicting pain and/or injury, includes sexual abuse.
  • Medical Malpractice.
    Misuse of chemicals or restraints, medical care not in accordance with accepted practice.
  • Physical Neglect.
    Disregard for the necessities such as food and water.
Nursing home neglect has been come to be known as the "hidden crime", because it is all too often difficult to recognize. The abuse or neglect may be covered up by the nursing home staff, or the victim may be too scared to say anything.

A 2002 study by the federal government revealed that 97% of nursing homes fail to provide the amount of care suggested by the Department of Health and Human Services. The same study showed that 91% of nursing homes do not have sufficient staff to provide routine care.


Think you have a Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse Case? Contact us Today For a Free Case Evaluation.

Mitch Burgess has a proven record of success in nursing home neglect lawsuits. That success in nursing home neglect, elder abuse lawsuits has led to Mitch being recognized in Missouri Weekly among Missouri's Winningest Plaintiff Attorneys, Super Lawyers of Kansas City, Best of the Bar in Kansas City, and Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers.

If you believe a loved one is the victim of nursing home neglect or elder abuse, please contact Mitch Burgess at (816)-471-1700.

We are conveniently located near I-35 and I-70 in Downtown Kansas City at 1000 Broadway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64105.

Filing a Lawsuit Holds The Neglectant Person or Business Accountable.

Unfortunately, filing suit against a nursing home who is failing to provide competent care for its residents and patients is sometimes the only way to hold them accountable.

You and your loved one may be entitled to damages resulting from the nursing home abuse or neglect, including but not limited to:
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress
  • Psychological treatment
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of time with family
  • Loss of the care or guidance of a parent
  • Shortened life expectancy
  • Wrongful death
  • Fraud
  • Breach of contract

Nursing home abuse and neglect cases can involve:

Negligent hiring, supervision, and training of nursing home employees, as well as medical malpractice or failure to provide medical treatment up to the requisite standard of care.

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