As a St. Louis nursing home abuse law firm, we understand how upsetting it is when a nursing home mistreats a resident. We know that you entrusted the nursing home with the care of your loved one because you thought it was the right thing to do. Unfortunately, it is quite common for these facilities to be understaffed and the employees to be undertrained. This can only result in poor care for you or your family member. The most recent report from the U.S. House revealed that one-third of nursing homes were cited for abuse violations over a two-year period.
Cases of abuse can arise from:
- Bed sores (pressure sores or decubitus ulcers)
- Misuse of restraints
- Lack of supervision
- Negligent dispensing of medication
These cases are tragic because the elderly are defenseless. It is likely that the nursing home isn’t going to document the poor treatment it provided. If you are concerned about the care your loved one is receiving, be sure to document those concerns so that you can discuss them in detail with an injury attorney. If possible, take photographs of any sores or injuries.
If you or a family member has been abused by a nursing care facility, please Contact Me or call at (800) 517-0602.