We Stop Nursing Home Abuse And Recover Full Compensation

Nursing home abuse and neglect are national issues that are just as concerning and prevalent in Missouri and Kansas. At Schmitt Law Firm, LLC, our Kansas City-based attorneys help nursing home abuse victims and their families find support, relief and compensation. We pursue justice on behalf of victims who cannot defend themselves and may not be able to speak up when they have been neglected or abused in a nursing home.

If you suspect your elderly loved one is being mistreated or neglected in a nursing home facility, it is important to take action right away. Elderly individuals as well as those who have been placed in a nursing home for other reasons may not be able to communicate the fact that they have been mistreated.

It is important that you speak with an experienced nursing home abuse attorney if you notice signs of abuse or neglect such as:

  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Poor hygiene
  • Bruising
  • Bedsores
  • Any sort of injury that may have been from a fall
  • A significant behavioral change

Nursing Home Residents Deserve Quality Care

It is mandated by law that residents of nursing homes live in an environment conducive to good mental, emotional and physical health. Residing in these facilities does not mean that individuals give up their rights to a comfortable, safe environment. Our attorneys advocate strongly on behalf of victims who have suffered emotionally, physically or mentally because of abuse or neglect. We fight for families in wrongful death cases.

We can help make it stop. We will gather evidence and take legal action immediately to secure the safety of your loved one. Please call our law firm in Kansas City at 816-400-1000 to speak with a lawyer.

Protecting Victims Of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

Elder abuse and nursing home abuse are serious criminal offenses and those convicted will face serious consequences. In Missouri alone, there were nearly 18,000 reported cases of elder neglect, abuse and financial exploitation in 2011 according to DHSS (Department of Health and Senior Services). Considering that many cases go unreported, the actual number is likely far higher than that.

  • Nursing home patient neglect occurs when nurses, aides and other health care providers fail to provide services to adults/seniors who are eligible. These services may include providing meals, hygiene, administering medications on time and more.
  • Abuse occurs when a resident of the facility experiences harm of a physical, sexual or emotional nature, which can be perpetrated by staff, other residents or visitors.

Nursing home abuse and neglect can result in substantial pain, both emotionally and physically, for those who are often already in a fragile state. We feel that the mistreatment of elderly individuals is deplorable, and we fight aggressively to secure the maximum financial compensation victims and their families deserve for recovery and justice.

Get Results In Your Nursing Home Abuse Or Neglect Claim

We understand the often complex medical and legal issues involved in these cases, and we know that in some cases, victims are unable or even afraid to come forward. We have 75 years of combined legal experience and trial success to apply to your case. We will not let up until we have achieved justice.

Victims may be eligible for significant monetary compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, punitive damages and more. Do not hesitate to contact our firm today at 816-400-1000 or by email. Nursing home abuse and neglect should never be tolerated.

We will handle all upfront legal costs of your case, and we only get paid if we secure a positive settlement or verdict.