Our Missouri nursing home abuse or neglect lawyers help break the cycle of suffering family members endure by the hands of heartless, neglectful, and reckless caregivers.
It is the ultimate betrayal of trust when caregivers take money to care for the elderly, then turn their back on their essential needs. At The Bradley Law Firm, we fight to ensure proper compensation is paid and expose these providers so others are not harmed.
Many St. Louis and Missouri nursing homes, residential, and long-term care facilities have been cited for failure to properly and adequately care for their residents. Worse, some nursing homes have been cited for intentional elder abuse.
The United States Government conducted an investigation and determined one out of every three nursing homes in the nation were cited for elder abuse over a two-year time frame. If you or a loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, please contact a Missouri nursing home lawyer immediately.
Elder abuse typically falls into one of three categories:
Missouri elder neglect describes a situation where the nursing home fails to do something it should have done for a resident or improperly cares for a resident. Missouri elder abuse describes situations where a resident is kicked, stricken, or beaten in any way. Lastly, Missouri elder sexual abuse describes situations where elders are improperly touched, fondled, or forced to have unwanted sexual encounters.
Missouri nursing homes are subject to federal and state laws that are designed to prevent elder neglect, elder abuse, and elder sexual abuse. The Nursing Home Reform Act, passed in 1987, required Missouri to pass certain elder abuse laws to protect the rights of the elderly.
In response to this federal law, Missouri established the Department of Health and Senior Services. This department regulates Missouri nursing homes to make sure they are in compliance with all state and federal laws. If these facilities fail to meet these requirements, they can be fined or in extreme cases shut down.
If you are a victim of Missouri nursing home abuse or have a loved one who you suspect is being abused, mistreated or negligently cared for by a nursing home, the lawyers at The Bradley Law Firm can help. Our elder abuse lawyers have handled numerous nursing home cases and will investigate to determine if you have a case. Contact us today and speak to an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer about your case for free.