Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
St. Louis-St. Charles, Missouri Attorneys Prosecuting Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect
Do you worry about your mom or dad’s care because they are living in a nursing home? Maybe certain things you see when you visit send up a “red flag”.
At the Law Offices of Nathan A. Steimel, LLC, our attorneys are focused on protecting the rights of helpless nursing home and assisted living facility residents injured by negligent health care providers.
Injuries due to abuse, neglect, negligent supervision, and related issues? Our law firm prosecutes nursing home abuse claims all over the state.
What Constitutes Nursing Home Abuse in Missouri?
In Missouri, nursing home abuse or assisted living facility neglect may involve deliberate acts against a resident or a failure to act in a resident’s best interest.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are seven basic forms of abuse and neglect that can occur:
- Physical Abuse
- Verbal or Emotional Abuse
- Misuse of Physical Restraints
- Misuse of Chemical Restraints
- Physical or Medical Neglect
- Verbal or Emotional Neglect
- Abuse of the Resident's Personal Property
Most abuse and neglect occurs in long-term care facilities which are understaffed and overcrowded. The facilities are often too busy to pay attention to the needs of an individual or family. They tend to overuse staff who cannot or would not be hired in a hospital or many doctors’ offices due to their backgrounds and education.
The glaring problem is this -- many nursing homes have too few caregivers and too many residents with varying medical problems and personal needs.
Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse in St. Charles/ St. Louis, Missouri
Abuse and neglect in nursing homes or long-term care facilities is rising. Common signs of abuse and neglect to look for include:
- Bedsores (also called pressure sores or decubitus ulcers)
- Falls, fractures or head injuries
- Bed injuries/asphyxiation
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Rapid weight loss or weight gain
- Emotionally upset or agitated, extremely withdrawn or non-communicative
- Elopement/Instances of wandering Unexplained injuries, such as wounds, cuts, bruises, or injuries that cannot be justified to the family
- Unexpected death of a resident
Family members may be reluctant to question health care providers and investigate common signs of abuse. Sadly, many fail to seek complete answers when an unexplained death or injury occurs.
Deep down, you know your loved one deserves to be treated with kindness and respect! Investigating these health issues and unexplained injuries is what aggressive legal counsel can do to secure answers or closure for you.
Nursing Home Neglect/ Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys/ Injury Lawyers
The Law Offices of Nathan A. Steimel, LLC has assisted St. Charles, Missouri and St. Louis, Missouri nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse victims in recovering money and compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages.
The Law Offices of Nathan A. Steimel, LLC will work hard to help you collect the damages suffered by you or your family. You and your loved one need the peace of mind knowing that you can afford quality, compassionate caregiving.
If you are concerned about your loved one residing in a nursing home in the greater St. Louis area, it’s time to get an attentive, aggressive nursing home abuse attorney!
Yes! You can afford us! You will get a free consultation regarding your situation and injuries.
There will be no attorney's fees unless we obtain compensation for you.
Contact St. Charles, Missouri/ St. Louis, Missouri nursing home Neglect/ Nursing Home Abuse lawyers at The Law Offices of Nathan A. Steimel, LLC today!