Personal Injury: Nursing Home Abuse

Adult children and other relatives of victims of nursing home abuse face especially challenging circumstances. This abuse can include everything from physical abuse or neglect, verbal and emotional abuse or neglect, medical neglect, personal property abuse and misuse of restraints.

The nursing home industry is regulated by state governments; however, the regulation is less strict in nursing homes than for hospitals and other primary health care facilities. The level of care varies widely from institution to institution, depending on the management company that runs the home. Most nursing homes are staffed by low-skilled employees and supervised by one medical doctor who may or may not be trained in geriatric medicine.

The attorneys of Missouri’s Meehan Law Firm have access to experts in the industry that can review the level and quality of patient care to determine what mistakes were made and how they may have resulted in injury or death to your loved one.