Columbia Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Protecting Those Injured by Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Sadly, elder abuse can happen to anyone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nursing home residents are at a high risk for elder abuse due to staffing problems, a lack of qualified staff, and the prevalence of staff burnout at long-term care facilities. This risk is only exacerbated when a facility’s management prioritizes profit over quality resident care.
If you suspect someone you love has been the victim of nursing home abuse, do not wait to take action. The sooner you act, the sooner you can get them somewhere safe. You may also have the right to file suit against the nursing home to hold it legally responsible for what happened.
At DiPasquale Moore, we have helped countless families throughout the state of Missouri seek justice after abuse. Our trial lawyers truly care about holding abusers and the companies that enable them accountable. That’s why we will fight tooth and nail to maximize your compensation.
Call (888) 743-1030 to get in touch with a skilled Columbia nursing home abuse lawyer. There are absolutely no fees unless we win!
Warning Signs of Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes
It is common for victims of nursing home abuse to feel as though they cannot speak out.In the interest of your loved one’s safety, keep an eye out for warning signs of the five primary types of elder abuse:
- Emotional and verbal abuse: Depression, mood swings, isolation such as by withdrawing from social activities, and other unexplained changes in behavior.
- Physical abuse: Burns, bruises, welts, and other unexplained physical injuries, especially on the wrists and ankles.
- Sexual abuse: Unexplained STDs, torn or stained underwear, difficulty sitting, trouble moving, memory problems, expressing a sudden discomfort with being touched, and injuries to the hips, thighs, genital area, or other body parts.
- Neglect: Bedsores, malnutrition, dehydration, sudden changes in weight, poor personal hygiene, and unsanitary living conditions.
- Financial abuse: Strange ATM withdrawals, new credit cards and other lines of credit, missing funds, and sudden changes to wills, deeds, life insurance policies, and powers of attorney, among other estate planning documents.
Other common warning signs include seeming fearful of a specific staff member or caregiver. For example, they may be reluctant to speak around them or seem uncomfortable in their presence. They may also be fearful of being left alone with them.
Take Legal Action, Seek Compensation
Nothing can make up for nursing home abuse, but a lawsuit may help. Not only will the nursing home’s administration have to answer for what happened, but you may also be compensated for any resulting damages. Pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment/quality of life, and medical bills are a few examples of damages for which you and your loved one may be compensated.
DiPasquale Moore is proud to represent the victims of nursing home abuse in civil court. Our case results regularly amount to six and seven figures for those injured. When you need a capable legal team you can rely on, look no further than our compassionate Columbia attorneys. We will fight to protect you and your family.
Why wait? Take the first step toward justice and compensation today! Contact a Columbia nursing home abuse attorney onlinefor a free consultation.