Kansas Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Located in Topeka
Outstanding Legal Representation
Elder abuse has become a topic that is reported on repeatedly in the news
media as stories arise of this disturbing trend. Abuses in nursing homes
may involve physical abuse, verbal or emotional abuse, as well as sexual
abuse. Nursing home residents are often frail and weak with deteriorating
health conditions as well as such disabling effects such as dementia and
These elderly residents frequently lack the means of defending themselves
or even communicating to others that an abusive situation has occurred. At
Palmer Law Group LLP, our
personal injury and wrongful death firm vigorously stands up for the rights of those who
have suffered due to the negligence or deliberate misconduct of others.
Our firm has achieved landmark results in settlements and court decisions
on behalf of our clients. Our track record speaks for itself as does the
many awards our attorneys have earned from legal industry and media groups.
- Topeka Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2013
- inclusion in the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Top 40 under 40, Super Lawyers
- KC Magazine's Lawyer of the Year.
We use all of our experience, skill, knowledge, and resources to fully
represent our clients at the settlement table or in court in pursuing
fair and full compensation for damages.
Types of Abuse in Nursing Homes
Physical abuse of residents in nursing homes can consist of slapping, pinching,
punching, and other forms of violence. These residents may exhibit symptoms
such as unexplained bruises, cuts, sprains, broken bones, and head injuries.
They may exhibit fear, agitation, and other negative emotional states
when in the presence of nursing home staff that have physically abused
them and may be unable or afraid to communicate for fear of retribution.
Verbal or emotional abuse against a resident may consist of intimidation,
humiliation, ridicule, terrorizing, blame, isolation, or ignoring the
person's communication or needs. Finally, sexual abuse is most often
committed against elderly women; this type of abuse may be committed by
nursing home staff or by other residents in the facility. All of these
types of abuse can result in injury, emotional damage, depression, and
a reduced quality of life for residents.
How a Topeka Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Can Assist You
No elderly person should suffer abuse in a nursing home. Legal action may
be taken against the facility or its staff seeking full compensation for
damages. Our firm will do everything possible to help you win the compensation
your loved one needs and deserves.
Contact our firm to speak to one of our experienced attorneys in a
free case consultation today.