Helping Nursing Home Residents in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and throughout Missouri and Illinois
A nursing home is entrusted with caring for some of the most vulnerable members of our society and those dearest to many people: parents, grandparents, and other elderly loved ones. If that trust is broken due to the nursing home’s neglect and mistreatment of residents, families should be able to hold these facilities accountable on behalf of their elderly family members.
At Kilo Flynn, the attorneys are results-oriented and will see to it that your elderly loved ones are fully compensated for their negligent treatment.
There are a variety of reasons why a nursing home provides care that is below standard:
- Improper staffing. Some nursing homes do not schedule enough workers.
- Improper staff training. Some nursing homes do not train staff properly or do not hire and schedule staff with the proper credentials.
- Prioritizing profit over care. Some nursing homes cut corners, which can hurt residents.
At Kilo Flynn, we see different types of injuries that nursing home residents suffer from, including:
- Bed sores
- Slip and falls
- Improper nutrition or starvation
- Failure to receive medications due to improper administration
- Receiving unnecessary medications
- Wrongful death
- Assault and sexual abuse
- Emotional injuries
Also, nursing home residents can fall victim to financial exploitation, which happens when a nursing home or employee improperly obtains control over an elderly person’s finances. This is against the law, and in Missouri may violate the Missouri Senior Savings Protection Act.
The Law Protects Elderly Loved Ones
Because people who live in nursing homes are often extremely vulnerable, there are general and specific laws protecting them. For instance, the Elder Abuse Act in Missouri sets up state offices that investigate claims of abuse. Also, nursing home residents have the federal right to participate in their care, to the extent they are able, and the right to refuse treatment. This participation right includes the right of being informed of treatment options.
Contact a St. Louis Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Liability Lawyer Today
There are many laws that govern the care of elderly people and the services nursing homes must provide. If you are concerned that your elderly relative is not being properly taken care of, you need an attorney knowledgeable in all these laws and the way these laws interact.
The attorneys at Kilo Flynn are experienced nursing home injury attorneys who want to protect nursing home residents and see to it that nursing home provide appropriate care.
Kilo Flynn lawyers represent clients throughout the Missouri and Illinois, including the City of St. Louis, and the surrounding Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin and Crawford; and the Illinois counties of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe, to name a few. Call us today for a free consultation.