Nursing Home Neglect
Has your elderly loved one been harmed at a Kansas nursing home?
Neglect in nursing homes can occur in various ways and can have a huge
impact on the well-being of an elderly resident. Neglect may be committed
due to the lack of staff, inadequately trained staff, or overworked staff.
It can result in harmful conditions to residents which may lead to injury,
health damage, or even death. At
Palmer Law Group LLP, our legal team is well versed in all of the legal factors pertaining
to nursing home abuse and neglect.
Each Topeka nursing home abuse attorney on our legal team is an experienced
personal injury and wrongful death lawyer. Our firm has achieved many outstanding case
results, including landmark court decisions which have resulted in our
reputation as a premiere law firm for personal injury cases in our geographical region.
Our attorney team includes a Topeka Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2013 by
Best Lawyers® which is an award that only one attorney receives annually.
This honor reflects the commitment, level of service, and legal ability
that our entire team embodies when it comes to representing our clients.
We are known for the bold, unwavering action we take in seeking fair and
full legal compensation for those injured and the families of those who
have died through negligence and wrongdoing.
Types of Neglect in Kansas & Topeka Nursing Homes
Neglect of a nursing home resident can occur as lack of physical, emotional,
or medical attention or care. As an example, lack of proper care for an
elderly person confined to a wheelchair or a bed can lead to bed sores
or pressure ulcers. If these sores are not identified and properly treated,
they can develop into deeper wounds, compromising tissue, muscle, and
even bones beneath.
Other forms of neglect include:
- failure to properly nourish the body resulting in malnutrition
- lack of proper medication or patient monitoring after medications have
- lack of providing proper hygiene
Poor sanitation in cooking areas, bathrooms, and public areas can lead
also to health problems for residents. Where these types of negligence
have harmed a resident, they may justify the need for legal action seeking
compensation for the damages incurred.
Experienced Legal Representation Located in Topeka
If you believe your family member has suffered due to some form of nursing
home neglect, you should seek the advice of a competent legal professional.
Our firm offers a
free case evaluation in which you can talk to one of our legal team about your potential case.
Contact us to arrange for your complimentary consultation today.