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At the Shea Kohl Law, our attorneys are focused on protecting the rights of helpless nursing home and assisted living facility residents injured by negligent heath care providers.

Injuries due to abuse, neglect, negligent supervision, and related issues, our law firm prosecutes nursing home abuse claims all over the state:

What Constitutes Nursing Home Abuse in Missouri?

In Missouri, nursing home abuse or assisted living facility neglect may involve deliberate acts against a resident or a failure to act in a resident’s best interest.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are seven basic forms of abuse and neglect that can occur:

    1. Physical Abuse
    2. Verbal or Emotional Abuse
    3. Misuse of Physical Restraints
    4. Misuse of Chemical Restraints
    5. Physical or Medical Neglect
    6. Verbal or Emotional neglect
    7. Abuse of the Resident’s Personal Property

Most abuse and neglect occurs in long-term care facilities which are understaffed and overcrowded.  The facilities often do not pay attention to the needs of an individual or family, and often over use staff who cannot or would not be hired in a hospital or many doctors’ offices due to their backgrounds and education.  Many nursing homes have too few caregivers and too many residents with varying medical problems and personal needs.

Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse in St. Charles/ St. Louis, Missouri

Abuse and neglect in nursing homes or long-term care facilities is rising. Common signs of abuse and neglect to look for include:

    1. Bedsores (also called pressure sores or decubitus ulcers)
    2. Falls, fractures or head injuries
    3. Bed injuries/asphyxiation
    4. Malnutrition or dehydration
    5. Rapid weight loss or weight gain
    6. Emotionally upset or agitated, extremely withdrawn or non-communicative
    7. Infections
    8. Elopement/Instances of wandering
    9. Unexplained injuries, such as wounds, cuts, bruises, or injuries that cannot be justified to the family
    10. Unexpected death of a resident

Family members are reluctant to question health care providers and investigate common signs of abuse or when seek complete answers when an unexplained death or injury occurs. Investigating these injuries and unexplained injuries is what aggressive legal counsel can do to secure answers and closure.

Nursing Home Neglect/ Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys/ Injury Lawyers

Shea Kohl Law has assisted St. Charles, Missouri and St. Louis, Missouri nursing home neglect/ nursing home abuse victims recover money and compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages. Shea Kohl Law will work hard to help you collect the damages suffered by you or your family.

By contacting our St. Charles, Missouri/ St. Louis, Missouri Nursing Homes Neglect/Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys injury law firm, you can get a free consultation regarding your situation and injuries.  There will be no attorney’s fees unless we obtain compensation for you.

Contact us today at (636) 244-3737 and put our experience to work for you.

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Shea Kohl Law, LC serves clients in Missouri including St. Charles, Troy and Lincoln and throughout Warren and St. Louis counties. We also serve clients in Illinois.