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 Alzheimer's disease.

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. These include:

  • 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.

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