Nursing Home Abuse

Kansas City Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

We Speak up for those who Cannot Speak for Themselves

With millions of adults living in nursing homes, we would all like to believe that their basic needs and medical care are well taken care of. Sadly, the reality is that nursing home abuse, negligence, and neglect are some of the most prevalent and underreported forms of abuse in the United States.

Those responsible for abuse and neglect must be held accountable for their actions.

If your loved one is in a nursing home or assisted care facility and you believe they may be suffering from abuse or neglect, contact our Kansas City, MO nursing home abuse attorneys immediately. Our award-winning team can work with you to aggressively pursue action on your relative’s behalf.

How DiPasquale Moore Can Help You & Your Family

DiPasquale Moore has handled numerous nursing home abuse cases, so we understand how stressful these situations can be. Seeing a loved one through an abusive situation is difficult, especially if they were seriously harmed. Fortunately, our attorneys are here to lend you the support you need.

We can work with you to gather evidence, file documents, and handle all legal aspects pertaining to your case. We understand that you and your family are going through a hard time, which is why we want to fight for justice and maximum compensation on your behalf. We are your legal advocates.

Get started today with a free consultation. Call (888) 743-1030. We have offices in Kansas City, Columbia, Topeka and St. Louis.

Know the Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

Nursing home abuse can take a few different forms. Most commonly, elders report experiencing physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. While physical abuse is the most common, everyone should be alert for anything that threatens the safety of your loved one.

Different types of abuse will result in different symptoms, making it difficult to detect. However, a common theme among victims of abuse is a change in behavior. Someone dealing with an abusive or negligent situation is likely to behave differently, so watch for anything out of the ordinary.

Emotional or Verbal Abuse

  • Mood swings
  • Unexplained changes in behavior
  • Withdrawal from social activities
  • Depression

Physical Abuse

  • Unexplained injuries
  • Bruises, especially on wrists and ankles
  • Burn marks
  • Welts
  • Changes in behavior

Sexual Abuse

  • Physical injuries, especially near the hip, thigh, or genital area
  • Difficult sitting or moving
  • Unexplained STDs or infections
  • Stained or torn underwear
  • Fear of being touched
  • Memory loss

Neglect

  • Malnutrition
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Dehydration
  • Rapid weight loss or weight gain
  • Missed medication doses
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Sudden loss of mobility

Financial Exploitation

  • Unexplained financial changes
  • Missing funds
  • Changes to wills, power of attorney, property titles, or life insurance policies
  • New credit cards
  • Unusual ATM withdrawals

In any type of abusive situation, the victim might be reluctant to speak in the presence of their abuser, or they may express a fear of being left alone with them. They might also grow worried or frantic when you leave or show signs of agitation. Make sure to watch out for these signs if you suspect abuse.

What Should I Do If I Suspect Abuse?

Residents of nursing homes have the legal right to be cared for in an appropriate manner, informed about services provided by the nursing home, to manage their own money and accounts, to privacy concerning personal belongings and property, and to be informed in their medical care. When these rights are infringed upon, we owe it to our loved ones to hold facilities accountable.

If you suspect the abuse of a loved one:

  • Call local police if a resident is in immediate danger
  • Report the abuse to Elder Protective Services
  • Contact an attorney at DiPasquale Moore

Mistreatment or harm related to a nursing home needs to be addressed immediately. The first step is to remove the person from immediate danger. The next step is to retain a lawyer who will tirelessly pursue actions against the staff members and facility that allowed the abuse to perpetuate.

DiPasquale Moore is prepared to take this fight on your behalf. With a proven track record of success, and a dedication to providing all of our clients with the high-quality representation they deserve, our nursing home abuse lawyers in Kansas City, MO will protect your interests without compromise.

Contact our award-winning firm to discuss your case and what options are available to protect your loved one’s health and well-being. We are located in Kansas City, Topeka, Columbia and St. Louis.

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