Every year thousands of people are abused in nursing homes. According to the U.S. House Committee on Government Reform, approximately one-third of nursing homes are cited for abuse. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse:
No one knows for certain [how many are abused] because relatively few cases are identified. Research indicates that more than one in ten elders may experience some type of abuse, but only one in five cases or fewer are reported. This means that very few seniors who have been abused get the help they need.
When we place a loved one in the care of a nursing home, we put substantial trust in its ability to provide comfort, well-being and safety. There are laws governing the operation of nursing homes and their responsibilities. If a family member has been injured due to nursing home malpractice, the lawyer of Norton & Norfleet in Kansas City are here to help you and your loved one.
Examples Of Elder Abuse
Nursing home malpractice cases can be extremely complicated, but because we focus exclusively on personal injury cases and bring more than 60 years of experience to each case, there is no issue for which we are not prepared.
Our lawyers take an approach to legal issues that has resulted in more than $50 million recovery for clients in personal injury cases in Missouri, including cases involving:
- Bed sores
- Medication errors
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Physical/sexual assault
- Elder abuse
To discuss any aspect of elder injury in a free, no-obligation meeting with one of our Kansas City nursing home negligence attorneys, call us 816-454-5800 locally or 866-251-5423 toll free. You may also send us a confidential email.