St. Louis Elder Abuse and Neglect Lawyer

Elder Abuse LawyerIf you are looking for a St. Louis nursing home abuse lawyer near you, we can help. Our St. Louis neglect lawyers help break the cycle of suffering family members endure at 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. Our nursing home injury lawyers will investigate your case for free and determine the proper course of action.

What is the definition of elder abuse?

The center for disease control (CDC) defines it elder abuse as “an intentional act, or failure to act, by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult.” The definition does not define what an elderly person is. Certainly, this would include nursing home residents.

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. This would include incidents 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.


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.

Warning signs of elder abuse

  • Infection, including coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Bed sores
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Cuts, bruises and scrapes
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Malnourishment
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Withdrawal from others
  • Confusion
  • Broken bones

Types of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse typically falls into one of three categories:

  • neglect
  • abuse
  • sexual
  • financial exploitation

What to do if you suspect elder abuse in Missouri

If you suspect physical abuse, neglect or personal injury you may wonder how to report elder abuse. Call the Missouri elder abuse hotline at 1-800-392-0210. You may also report suspected abuse via online reporting to the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services for non-emergencies. Get local adult protective services involved. After you report the suspected abuse, call an elder abuse attorney to discuss your loved one’s legal rights.

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.

Free Consultations St. Louis nursing home abuse lawyer Ryan Bradley

If you are looking for a St. Louis nursing home lawyer near you, we can help. Our elder abuse and neglect lawyers assist families in Missouri during this difficult time. 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.

Contingency fees

Our nursing home neglect lawyers charge you nothing to work on your case. We only get paid if we win financial compensation. If you need a nursing home neglect lawyer near you, give us a call at 314-400-0000 or contact us online. Our lawyers specialize in nursing home neglect cases and are eager to take your call.

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