Where Nursing Home Negligence Victims and Their Families come FIRST
If you or a family member has suffered injury due to nursing home negligence, you are not alone.
The findings of a government study completed in 2001 document the scope of the problem. In the two-year period from January 1, 1999, through January 1, 2001 over 30% of nursing homes in the United States were cited for an abuse, totaling more than 9,000 abuse violations. Ten percent of the nursing homes had violations that caused actual physical harm to the resident. Over 3,800 of the abuse violations were only discovered after a formal complaint was filed. Many verbal abuse violations were found and incidents of physical abuse causing numerous injuries such as a fractured femur, hip, elbow and wrist were documented. ("Abuse of Residents is a Major Problem in U.S. Nursing Homes.")
Further, the percentage of nursing homes with abuse violations is increasing. As a matter of fact, the percentage of nursing homes cited for abuse violations has increased every year since 1996. In 2000, over twice as many nursing homes were cited for abuse violations during annual inspections than were cited in 1996.
The elderly and disabled residents of nursing homes cannot protect themselves from physical attack or sexual assault. In some instances they cannot even communicate to family members that they have suffered from abuse. Residents and their families are almost entirely dependent upon nursing homes to ensure the safety of residents.
It has been said that the moral and ethical fiber of a society can be judged by the way it treats its weakest and most vulnerable members. Although as a society we pay lip service to the idea of honoring and respecting our elders, the sad fact of matter is that elder abuse and neglect are an ever-increasing problem. This is particularly true in a nursing home setting. With the increasing number of elderly persons entering nursing homes, the problem is one that must be recognized and addressed.
When you or a loved one is injured due to nursing home negligence, you need answers to your important medical and legal questions and you need them now. This website, and our team of experienced Kansas City nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers, can start answering your most important and immediate medical and legal questions right here, right now:
- How will I pay for my medical bills?
- How will I be compensated for my injuries?
- Will the insurance company treat me fairly?
A Nursing Home Negligence injury can be devastating and life changing. In times like these, it is important to have a trusted legal advisor who can answer you and your family's urgent questions, provide you with direction, and help you protect and pursue your claim.
We Can Help You Get The Answers You Need
Our Kansas City nursing home abuse attorneys encourage you to review the information contained in this section of our website. Here you will find:
Articles providing detailed information about issues related to your nursing home negligence injury
Answers to frequently asked questions about your nursing home negligence injury
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You may still have questions. If so, Just Ask!
We encourage you to contact us with any questions you have about your nursing home negligence injury situation. Please use the "Just Ask" sectionon this website to send us a question, or call us at 816-471-5111 to talk about your case for no cost or obligation. We want to help!
Insurance company adjusters are not there to represent your interests. Contrary to their TV commercials, insurance companies are in business to make money, not to be fair to you. If you believe that you are in their good hands and that they will be fast, fair and friendly to you, you will be sadly mistaken.
How can you protect yourself? First, download our FREE book "Nursing Home Neglect - How To Recognize And Stop It". There is no charge for this excellent, informative book and it will give you great advice so you don't risk ruining your claim.
IN THE EVENT OF AN INJURY OR ABUSE, WE CAN HELP
Should your loved one experience a significant injury or abuse, we can help. Although legal action may not be warranted in every situation, where serious injury or abuse has occurred, legal action is often the only way that such problems can be appropriately investigated and addressed.
For more than 15 years, our Kansas City nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers have represented accident and injury claimants throughout the states of Missouri and Kansas. Many of these cases are referred to us by former satisfied clients and by other attorneys. If we accept your case and you are not local, we will come to you.
Sometimes the best advice you can get when you are considering a lawsuit is that you do not have a winnable claim. If that's true, we'll tell you. We'll also tell you when we believe that you're better off handling a claim by yourself - without an attorney. But, if your case passes our test and we accept it, you can be assured that you will receive our personal attention. We will aggressively represent you, keep you up to date on what is happening in your case and give you our best advice as to whether you should settle your case or whether we should go to trial.
We represent many clients with valid claims. When we devote our time and resources to representing only legitimate claimants with good claims, we are able to do our best work. We have found that getting "bogged down" in lots of little cases, each with a "special problem," is not good for our clients with legitimate claims.
An initial consultation regarding your case is free. We will fully explain all fees and costs to you before we start working on your case. Together, as a team, we will decide the best tactics for your case.
YOU are our Number One priority
At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we have helped many nursing home negligence injury victims and their families over the past 15 years, injury victims and families just like yours, and we know the enormous difficulties presented by your situation. We want to see you get back on your feet after a serious nursing home negligence injury and get the justice and compensation you deserve. Don't fight the insurance company all by yourself; contact our Kansas City nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers today, and find out how it feels to come FIRST.